Times are tough and getting significantly tougher, so it’s a challenge for the Obama campaign to come up with some fundraising stunts that will attract any attention in these desperate, weird times. He could put his dong on Twitter, we suppose, but that’s not exactly the right kind of attention. What the Barack Obama campaign machine needs is some kind of inspirational message, perhaps something along the lines of “Hope” and “Change” but without the actual emotion of Hope or the prospect of actual Change. Oh, we know! Have a contest, and the winner gets a plate of food.
This is the email currently going out to tens of millions of voters who foolishly signed up for Obama ’08 campaign updates and are now assaulted by a never-ending, unstoppable, un-unsubscribe able torrent of spam: