Running for President, One Spam at a Time

I don't know who I'm going to vote for in the 2008 presidential election, but I've given small donations to both John Edwards and Barack Obama in response to specific initiatives I thought worthy of support, so I'm on their mailing lists. They both send personalized emails frequently, like the one I just got from Obama:

Rogers,

I'm leaving the Tonight Show studio and I wanted to share something.

Jay Leno just asked if it bothers me that some of the Washington pundits are declaring Hillary Clinton the winner of this election before a single vote has been cast.

I'll tell you what I told him: Hillary is not the first politician in Washington to declare "Mission Accomplished" a little too soon.

We started this week $2.1 million behind the Clinton campaign -- a lead they built in large part with contributions from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs.

We don't accept money from federal lobbyists or PACs. But we've already cut that advantage in half with small donations from people like you.

Let's close the rest of that gap now. Please make a donation of $25:

https://donate.barackobama.com/closethegap

Thank you,

Barack

I know that a candidate has to chase dollars all the time to win, but I hear from Obama a 3-5 times a month, and it's always money money money. He never just wants to talk about how his day's going. I'm beginning to wish he took money from lobbyists.

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Looks like there are others that agree with you: www.politico.com

Regards,
etc.

Edwards? I'd rather you voted for Carrot Top.

Edwards? I'd rather you voted for Carrot Top.

Carrot Top is hellspawn sent to wreak havoc on all that is holy and righteous.

Wot's wrong with Edwards, btw?

Edwards, Obama, and Kucinich are the only "real" lefties in this race unless yer foolish enuff to buy into the freeperworld talk of Hillary being a socialist. Believing 12 impossible things before breakfast is fast becoming pre-requisite fer becoming a bona fide member of the Fightin' Righties it seems these days.

On Topic?

Spud subscribed to Obama's youtube campaign ages ago and Spud's e-mail is constantly askin' Spud fer money to support the campaign. Annoying? Yes! Still, it's infinitely preferable to the unadulterated corporate whoredom that seems to be practised by the other candidates. Spud makes a possible exception fer Metro Mitt Romulan who's pouring a ton of his own coin into his own campaign.

They say "politics makes strange bedfellows".
Spud sez politics makes whores of us all.
Why not forgo elections altogether and just put the job of POTUS up on e-bay? It'd be more honest than the system you got going presently and the end results would be about the same.

Does it really matter whose handbasket it is when the end destination is the same?

Be Well.

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