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Obama camp sends snippy email to supporters who haven’t donated yet

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Joel Gehrke

President Obama’s campaign manager sent out a fundraising email today sarcastically “thanking” supporters who had not actually given to the campaign for their donations, before apologizing to people who had contributed but received this message anyway.

“Joel, thanks: Here’s your total 2012 record of support,” was the subject line of an email from Jim Messina. The subject had no numerical figure because I haven’t donated to the campaign, a fact that Messina emphasized just a few sentences later.

“If we can’t fully fund our operations at this stage, it could be the difference between winning and losing,” he wrote. “According to our records associated with this exact email address, you haven’t given to this campaign yet. Don’t let this election come and go without doing your part — donate $5 or more for the final push.

Messina seemed to acknowledge that his tone was a little harsh, because the message contained a postscript apologizing to those scolded in error.

“If we got your donation history wrong, it may be because you gave offline, with a different email address, very recently, or somewhere other than Obama for America or the Obama Victory Fund — thank you again, and our apologies if the above does not match up with your records,” email said.

Here’s the full email:

Joel –

In about 48 hours, we’re making our final budget decisions as a campaign.

We’ll look at what we have in the bank and match it up with what we think we need to do to win in these last few days.

If we can’t fully fund our operations at this stage, it could be the difference between winning and losing.

Every dollar that comes in is budgeted and put to use right away, down to the last penny.

According to our records associated with this exact email address, you haven’t given to this campaign yet.

Don’t let this election come and go without doing your part — donate $5 or more for the final push.

We learned last week that Mitt Romney and the Republicans have $45 million more to spend in the last leg of this campaign.

That’s up to $4 million more per day at their disposal than we have right now.

We are in a strong position with five days to go. But we cannot allow ourselves to be overwhelmed so close to the very end.

There is no putting it off. I need you to get on board before it’s too late. Please donate $5 or more today:

https://donate.barackobama.com/November

Thanks,

Messina

Jim Messina
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

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If we got your donation history wrong, it may be because you gave offline, with a different email address, very recently, or somewhere other than Obama for America or the Obama Victory Fund — thank you again, and our apologies if the above does not match up with your records.

 

 

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