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Obama wedding registry fund-raising strategy not a hit with brides (a total flop)
New York Post ^ | July 16, 2012 | Chuck Bennett and Gerry Shields

Posted on 07/16/2012 7:03:40 AM PDT by Zakeet

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.

Campaign officials launched the initiative in late June, the same month Obama raised just $71 million compared to Romney’s $100 million.

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.


(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; bho2012; blunders; campaign; dncstrategy; fundraising; registry
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Who could of known that you Freepers, among many others, would be so stingy?

1 posted on 07/16/2012 7:03:47 AM PDT by Zakeet
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2 posted on 07/16/2012 7:08:36 AM PDT by sunny48
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For a 5 buck donation, Carney will guess your weight or age!


3 posted on 07/16/2012 7:11:22 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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Dear Obamadork,

I am willing to contribute.

Just reroute my sewer lines to the White House (of felons) and (I promise to make hourly donations),


4 posted on 07/16/2012 7:14:01 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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What happens when a bungh of youngsters are given the keys. Remember the seal “Office of the President-elect’?, then Fight the Smears and of course, Attack Waaatch? THe bridal registry is just the latest disaster for them. I say, let them waste their money on such crap.

Deparate idiots.


5 posted on 07/16/2012 7:17:17 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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Any FReepers still trying to decide what wedding gift to get Barney Frank? How about sending him a card stating that ‘In lieu of a gift, a donation has been made in your name to the Romney Campaign.”


6 posted on 07/16/2012 7:28:38 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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Insider Information Alert....

In light of the success of Register with Obama 2012 a new campaign will begin immediately.

Instead of Burying your recently deceased loved one, donate the body to the Obama Campaign so the organs can be harvested for sale to Third world nations, and the gold in the teeth can be converted to much needed campaign cash.

After the body has been respectfully processed for money by our team the donor will be allowed to reclaim remaining parts of the corps(sic).

Note...You must provide your own quart size zip lock bag or Tupperware container.


7 posted on 07/16/2012 7:29:52 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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Any FReepers still trying to decide what wedding gift to get Barney Frank? How about sending him a card stating that ‘In lieu of a gift, a donation has been made in your name to the Romney Campaign.”

You are an utter genius.

9 posted on 07/16/2012 7:35:31 AM PDT by MissNomer
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Hey, Obama, there can only be ONE prima donna bridezilla per wedding....


10 posted on 07/16/2012 7:36:05 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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When I first heard of this very odd request/invitation for brides-to-be to use their wedding registry as a fund raiser for Obama, I just assumed the message was an overt reminder to the gay community that he gave them their long sought same sex marriage deal and they should now pay up. Maybe the best place to check for results would be the registries associated with the gay/lesbian nuptials.
11 posted on 07/16/2012 7:41:23 AM PDT by mountainfolk ( God bless America)
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12 posted on 07/16/2012 7:46:33 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Zakeet

When I first saw this atrocity appear, I called it to The Bride’s attention. In a spontaneous moment, we flipped off the monitor together.


13 posted on 07/16/2012 7:49:25 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Zakeet

of course it flopped. it was spectacularly self centered. it is the equivalent of “give me your wedding present!”

only the well and truly hypnotized would fall for this one.


14 posted on 07/16/2012 7:50:18 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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15 posted on 07/16/2012 7:51:26 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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ha ha ha ha!

I SWEAR, if I personally knew a liberal couple of Obamatrons who were about to tie the knot, I would send them a card with a receipt indicating I had donated to the Obama campaign in their honor, just to see their reaction.

However, I would not REALLY give one thin dime to the O campaign and would probably give the couple a REAL gift on their wedding day, (depending on how nasty I was treated for the Obama donation.)


16 posted on 07/16/2012 7:52:14 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Hypocrisy, thy name is Leftist.)
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Obama’s Super-PAC Advantage
So far, Obama’s super PAC is outspending all super-PAC efforts opposing him combined.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/304754/obama-s-super-pac-advantage-jim-geraghty


17 posted on 07/16/2012 7:53:03 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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WSJ: Unions contribute four times what FEC disclosures show

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/07/10/wsj-unions-contribute-four-times-what-fec-disclosures-show/


18 posted on 07/16/2012 7:54:17 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: a real Sheila

Give them a Bible and “The Case for Faith” on dvd.


20 posted on 07/16/2012 7:58:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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