Obama Campaign Never Really Stopped Campaigning During the Super Storm
October 30, 2012 - 7:41 am
On Monday the Obama campaign claimed that it was suspending all of its campaign operations. But during the storm, the Obama campaign fired off the following fundraising email. It’s signed by First Lady Michelle Obama.
From: Michelle Obama <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: I know we’ve asked a lot of you, but we’re almost there
Date: Monday, October 29, 2012, 7:44 PM
There’s still time to meet Barack and get two of the best seats in the house on Election Night. If you make a donation today, you’ll be automatically entered to join us in Chicago for his big speech.
You’ll be right in the middle of all the action on Election Night, and if Barack wins, you’ll know you played an important part in making that happen and moving our country forward.
And if he loses, you’ll be smack in the middle of Pity Party City…
We’ll fly you and a guest to Chicago, put you up in a hotel, and make sure you’re right up front when Barack gives his speech.
What he’ll say that night depends entirely on what we do right now.
I don’t have to tell you, this election is close.
Barack needs you. Please chip in $5 or whatever you can today:
I know we ask a lot of you. Thank you for everything — we’re almost there.
The Obama campaign also kept its virtual phone banks going, and emailed its supporters to use their phones even during the storm to make campaign phone calls. Seven million Americans are currently without electricity in Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath.