If you plan to vote for Obama, but haven’t yet made a contribution — maybe you’ve been meaning to, but just haven’t gotten around to it — this would be a very good time.
The campaign has a goal of 100,000 new donors by midnight tonight — and throws in a nice incentive for those only able to make small donations.
With just 45 days left before the election, your support will affect crucial decisions about infrastructure in key battleground states. A donation now could have a big impact on voter registration and Get Out The Vote operations — so please don’t wait if you’re planning to give.
And if you make your first online donation today, your gift will go twice as far. A previous donor has promised to match every dollar you donate.
I actually got my mother to make a small donation. She’s never donated to a candidate before in her long life (she’s almost 87), but Sarah Palin scares the shit out of her. Mom was for Hillary, wanting desperately to see a woman at the helm of this country in her lifetime, but the thought of that woman being a corrupt right-wing nut is completely unacceptable to her. I didn’t know if she’d ever come around to supporting Obama at all, much less with any enthusiasm, but Ms. Palin has done the trick, and for a white woman raised in the deep South well before the civil rights era, she’s come a long way, baby.
So thanks, John and Sarah!