I thought this was a joke when it popped up in my Flipboard news feed. Surely the most campaign-savvy politician we’ve seen in decades would never come up with this on purpose? Sadly, no.
If you can’t tell from the screencap, the Obama campaign has made it possible for you to set up a “gift” registry. Like a wedding or baby registry, except the giver makes a donation to the President’s reelection campaign in your name. Kind of like giving to the American Cancer Society, or the Red Cross, or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation. Except not.
Remember your special day by contributing to a political campaign that is already going to break all records for spending! Rejoice in the negative campaign ads that can flow from your generous sacrifice! You might be the reason that that swing voter in Ohio will decide that the 999th ad she sees this election season will be the one that decides her vote! Be a part of it all!
Yes, it’s definitely “the very latest.” Probably best they didn’t finish that thought.
In one way it is very much like a wedding or baby gift. It’s the gift you never knew you wanted. And still don’t.
I can’t wait to hear the official explanation for this one. It should be good, because there really are no words.