An Unusual Come-On

Mark, can we meet for dinner?

from Barack Obama
to Mark Thoman <>
date Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 12:51 PM
subject Mark, can we meet for dinner?

Mark —

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.

They’re a chance for me to talk one on one with people like you who are taking ownership of this campaign and connect with the work going on every day in neighborhoods across the country.

These dinners also set our campaign apart. No matter what our opponents do over the next 14 months, dinners like these are how we will continue to put people at the heart of this campaign — and prove that we don’t need checks from Washington lobbyists or special-interest PAC money to win an election. We can do it person to person, in our neighborhoods and backyards, and over the dinner table.

That’s why I’m asking for your donation today. I hope you’ll take a minute to help build this campaign. When you do, you’ll have a chance to join me for dinner:

Maybe I’ll get to thank you in person.


Who knew I was on a first name basis? His people do know a) I didn’t vote for him, and b) as a Republican Precinct Committeeman it’s unlikely I ever will?
And then, what would we be eating for dinner. Your wife BuzzKill Obama says no fries, no grub that is too fatty, too high in calories, carbs…so, what, a light salad and some unsweetened ice tea? Oops, yeah tea’s a bad word about now. So just water and lettuce. And you wonder why your popularity is plummeting.
Ah, then the kicker:
No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by midnight on 9/30/11. You may enter by contributing to Sponsor at or click here,, to enter without contributing. Four winners will each receive the following prize package: one round-trip ticket from within the fifty U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination to be determined by the Sponsor; hotel accommodations for one; and dinner with President Obama on a date to be determined by the Sponsor (approximate combined retail value $1,050). Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 18 or older (or of majority under applicable law). Promotion subject to Official Rules,, and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.
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Gads, just a freaking email list compiler? What scumbag runs an official looking government businessy come-on, batting his eyes and everything, and hides the fact it’s just an email list compiler/checker?
This is what I get for downloading his Obamacare bill from the WH site two years ago I guess.
Well, I’m game!
from Mark Thoman
date Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 8:21 PM
subject Re: Mark, can we meet for dinner?

Presidents like you are the reason I’m here where I am, and the values we share have always made my political jokes much more than just humor.

You can bet I’ll be helping build a campaign, and if you’re willing to send me $75 million dollars, you will be automatically entered for a chance to have that campaign be for you! I’ll even include, should you be chosen, dinner with me and five friends (not just three), which I consider a much better deal, especially for me. And for five friends.

So send the $75 million today, and maybe I’ll get to thank you in person.


PS- If you win, some of my friends live out of town. Can I borrow Air Force One to pick them up?
I’d have him leave Michelle at home, and make up a bunch of my cajun ribs, washed down with a couple growlers of Emmits IPA and McCarthy Red.
I’m really hopeful he takes me up on it. So far he would be a pool of one entry, so his chances would be pretty good. And the $75 million? Heck the government drops more than that every 15 seconds, so to them it’s nothing!

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