Interesting article making the rounds (click) with an email that the Mitt Romney campaign sent out asking for big money donations in exchange for “access” to the future president. The tone of the story is that Mitt is already selling his soul for the highest bid and this proves he’s just a typical money grubbing politician.
This is news?
I get daily emails from President Obama’s campaign inviting me to make a donation for a chance to have dinner with the president. It’s a promise of cheap access (Mitt is asking anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000, Obama wants at least $5) but the bottom line is the same.
To his credit, I guess, the Obama offer is really a drawing with no actual donation required (you have to really hunt for the link). Still I am hardly scandalized that Romney is selling the chance to have dinner with him, or get your picture taken with him.
I bet if I called up the Obama campaign and said I had $50,000 they’d arrange a picture of me with Bo, perhaps, or a salad from the White House Garden.