Wednesday, June 06, 2007

dinner with Barack Obama!

I think this is pretty freaking kewl.

Okay, truth be told, I think Mr. Obama is prett kewl anwyay. But how creative is this? The Barack Obama campaign has put together a really creative fund raising effort. For anyone who goes to their website and donates *any* amount between now and 11:59 PM EDT on Wednesday, June 13th, you get put in a drawing to take part in an intimate dinner for five: four contributors and Mr. Obama. "Normal" presidential campaigns would have a *rather* high price for a seat at such an intimate dinner.

Yes, I know odds are against you. Hell, I just finished the two quarter Bachelor of Science in psychology statistics course (with a 4.0, I might add). Now let's face it, more than 100,000 people had donated before April 4th this year, and a lot of those are going to be getting an email about this latest fundraising effort. So if 100,000 people give between now and Wednesday the 13th (which is a worst case scenario, methinks, in terms of odds of going to the dinner), then your odds of getting in on the dinner are 1 in 100,000, or .001%. pretty freaking small. But that's still better than the odds of winning the Mega millions jackpot (.00057% =)

check it out on Mr. Obama's front page.


LP said...

i donated. that would be cool. i hope he wins...

btw, we just watched "the corporation", you should put it on your netfix rotation. it's something people need to see.

(i blogged about it on my LJ)

Justin said...

Really? I find it just as shifty as all the others.

I guess its cool in that sense – it looks good!

He'll get the lots of money that way, and have less time in the end (Only one evening). Most people are going to give, as you point out, without really expecting to have the meal. Unlike the pay-and-get-a-seat option at the high rollers table (like Hillary)

And it’s even smarter for Obama to do it than Hillary. Cos like Howard Dean, he'll get all his money from the activist and angry student crowd, who’ll give $50, and hope like hell that they’ll get the seat. Perfect.

And even more -- Obama is a likeable dude. Unlike Hillary, who would be scary to have dinner with!!

(FTR, I like Obama)

Justin said...

Oh. And imagine if a church fundraised this way...