Twenty is fine, but fifty is better..

Today I was stopped on Michigan Ave on my lunch break by a Democratic National Commitee volunteer. She stopped me by saying, “Do you want to help us elect John Kerry and John Edwards?” I stopped and answered, “sure, what can I do to help”, expecting her to tell me ways I could get people motivated to the polls. She proceeded to ramble off her memorized speech touting the campaign issues. Since I am already a democrat and was already going to vote for Kerry, I told her I didn’t need convincing, but wanted to help spread the word. Turns out the whole speech was leading up to the ultimate insult. She wanted money. “Because Kerry has officially accepted the nomination, he’s no longer able to accept campaign contributions and Bush is expected to raise $50 million before he gets his nomination”. So what, I asked. She didn’t even have a bumper sticker to offer in return for a contribution. I would gladly put a sticker on my bike or whatever to help show my support for the democrats but I had already donated fifty bucks to the campaign before the convention and wasn’t about to shell out more for history’s WEALTHIEST canidate. Thats right, and if he’s elected he will be the country’s richest president in history. His wife, the heiress to the Heinz fortune is funding most of Kerry’s campaign and together they are worth BILLIONS. They don’t need my money to win. They just need to tell the truth and hit the republicans back for every attack ad they produce. Just like Clinton in 92, keep fighting back. Don’t be a pussy. Motivate people to take their country back with their votes. Tell your volunteers to stop begging for money, tell them to get people to the polls, America is at stake.

3 Comments so far

  1. JosephFinn (unregistered) on August 11th, 2004 @ 2:06 am

    His wife is wealthy. A huge difference between that and John Kerry’s money.

  2. Rock Star Club (unregistered) on August 11th, 2004 @ 3:44 am

    As far as I’m concerned, she’s running too. They are both loaded.

  3. (unregistered) on August 13th, 2004 @ 12:34 pm

    Yet another reason the Electoral College should be abolished. Does it really make sense that urban voters count less than hicks in the sticks? Imagine if registering people to vote in Chicago actually meant something in the national scheme of things.
    —C.J., Serpentine Dancing Queen

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