Monday, September 29, 2008

Get Your Obama-Biden Sign . . . For $15?!


Midnight Tuesday was the financial deadline for the month -- and Barack Obama's fundraising machine sent out an e-mail to supporters looking for those final few dollars to pad their titanic totals.

But there was something disturbing included in this latest solicitation. The Obama campaign was offering up "official Obama-Biden yard signs" for a . . . $15 dollar contribution . . . or more?

"Your sign will arrive no later than Friday, October 17th, so you'll have plenty of time to show off your support and remind your friends and neighbors to vote for Barack," reads the e-mail.

Whew. That makes me feel better.

Maybe I'm old fashioned, but didn't campaigns used to ask/request/beg voters if they could put signs in their yards. With this approach, it costs the supporter to put up a yard sign for a candidate that needs THEIR vote -- and gets a benefit out of the sign they are charging for?

Sound backwards to you?

So, if you were to go to Obama or Democratic headquarters, and you were an enthusiastic first-time voter asking for a sign, would you still have to buck up $15?

It's probably even worse if they didn't charge you. Because it'd make those people ponying up $15 bucks or more for a sign . . . suckers.

Here's a platform I can endorse: If you're a candidate running for office --- ANY office --- give out your bumper stickers, posters and yard signs . . . for free.

Besides, they're just likely to get stolen anyway;)








5 comments:

Busplunge said...

"Here's a platform I can endorse: If you're a candidate running for office --- ANY office --- give out your bumper stickers, posters and yard signs . . . for free."

David, send me an email, I'll see that you get a FREE "Jim Lee For Circuit Clerk" yard sign!

Just send me an email with your name, address and phone number. I'll even come by and place it in your front yard for you.

Oh yeah, they are free.

I'm Jim Lee and I approve this message.

Newsy said...

Jay Nixon's stuff is free. I don't know about Hulshof's. I wouldn't want one of his in my yard. The McCain campaign is charging as well as Obama. I have a feeling Cynthia McKinney's yard signs are free! ;-)

Matt said...

Newsy:
I'm not sure where you got your info about McCain charging for yard signs. At the GOP HQ, they are/were free as of today. You can purchase McCain yard signs online as well, but they are free of charge locally.

Unlike Obama who rips off his supporters, charging $5 for an Obama sign and $15 for an Obama-Biden sign (Biden's name alone should make the sign free).

michelle said...

Serious question. Is this because Obama didn't take federal money for the campaign? Am I making that up?

Green_Team said...

Obama-Biden signs are $5 down at the downtown office. It goes to the local campaign so they can continue their operations.