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    Warning on $5 Obama dinner raffle

    Warning on $5 Obama dinner raffle

    We’ve been there before, a $5 raffle for a chance to have dinner with the President of the United States.

    The $5 doesn’t go to the government to help pay down debt, it goes to Obama’s campaign.  It’s a way to gin up the “small donor” and total donor numbers, and as before, it comes just before the end of a quarterly reporting period.

    Via Business Insider:

    Friend —

    Supporters like you are the reason I’m here, and the values we  share have always made our organization more than just a political  campaign.

    So whenever I can, I want to take the opportunity to meet you.  Last month, that meant I got to talk to folks in Iowa about small-business  opportunities, and sit down with a group of volunteers from around the country  who helped build this campaign in their communities this summer.

    Today, I  want to ask if you’ll join me and three other supporters for a meal and  conversation sometime soon.

    Please donate $5 or more to be  automatically entered for a chance to join me for dinner.

    If  this sounds a bit familiar to you, it’s because we’ve done this before. In fact,  my hope is that I’ll be able to keep doing these dinners throughout the  campaign….

    But I have a warning to those considering paying $5 for the chance.

    Hold out until the final days.

    And you will get it for $3.  Plus a Slurpee.


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    DINORightMarie | September 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Who won the first raffle? Inquiring minds want to know.

    My guess: no one. Or a crony.

    As for @quicksilverz24’s suggestion, I couldn’t stomach it. It would have to be 4 iron-stomached brave warriors willing to take one for the team – the American team, that is.

    Good luck!!

    […] Jacobson at Legalinsurrection advises: But I have a warning to those considering paying $5 for the […]

    Among the multitude of Tea Party solicitations, solicitations from Congressmen, there appeared in my mail box one day a soliction for donations from Nancy Pelosi at Democratic Pasrty Headquarters and a “2011 Priority Issues Survey”. God only knows what act of desperation produced my name and address (the voter rolls, maybe?).

    Question: is it worth $20 to fill out the survey, donate and get on their “list” to monitor subsequent begging letters – or are there already people on the right doing just that?

    Just as with any other lottery, it’s like they say, if you don’t play you can’t lose.

    Since I wouldn’t look out the window if his UPS Darth Vader bus was passing by, I guess everyone understands I won’t be buying a ticket to eat with him. Not only will I not contribute to his campaign but what if disaster fell and I won.

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