Obama Campaign’s Call For Redistribution Of Wedding Gifts Not Going Well
A month ago the Obama campaign started a bizarre new fundraising effort, asking people who are getting married to ask their friends and family to donate to the campaign rather than giving gifts.
I’ll be honest that the request creeped me out a bit. It’s downright cultish, expecting individuals to share even their most intimate of personal events with the national leader. I’d be worried about the health of this nation if a lot of Americans went along with this scheme.
Thankfully, it’s been a total flop:
President Obama’s bizarre marriage-theme fund-raising scheme — where he asks couples to request campaign donations from their guests in lieu of wedding gifts — has been a total flop.
The desperate initiative, dubbed “the Event Registry,” is being mocked by event planners and couples — and shows how desperate the Obama campaign is to keep up with GOP contender Mitt Romney’s fund-raising. …
So far, “the Event Registry” has been all but ignored on social-media sites — even though Facebook, Twitter and other networks have been a strong suit for the Obama campaign.
“The number of links and stories about the announcement is very low since the news went live on June 22,” said Meredith Klee, a spokeswoman for the social-media tracking firm Topsy.
Her site’s latest data show 1,137 posts on Twitter about the registry.
And only a few hundred links to the registry have been shared on Facebook — even though Obama has more than 27 million fans on the site, according to Topsy.
Even if Obama wins the coming election, at least we can take some heart in the fact that the nation’s couples aren’t yet willing to put a gift table for Dear Leader up at their weddings.Tags: Asshats, Barack Obama, election 2012