Here's part of an email I received from Barack Obama's 2012 campaign that actually ended up in my spam folder. Too funny.
I've set aside time for four supporters like you to join me for dinner.
Most campaigns fill their dinner guest lists primarily with Washington lobbyists and special interests.
We didn't get here doing that, and we're not going to start now. We're running a different kind of campaign. We don't take money from Washington lobbyists or special-interest PACs -- we never have, and we never will.
We rely on everyday Americans giving whatever they can afford -- and I want to spend time with a few of you.
So if you make a donation today, you'll be automatically entered for a chance to be one of the four supporters to sit down with me for dinner. Please donate $5 or more today:
Four people. Four!
I realize the purpose of this is to raise funds for the campaign, but I have to wonder if whoever thought this up figures Americans are bad at math. What's that? Oh...um...nevermind.
I hope I don't get hit by lightning (1/1,000,000) on my walk to the store for Powerball tickets (1/195,249,054).
But wait. You don't have to contribute to Obama's campaign to win! According to the rules you can just sign up instead. If I win I could ask him about the stepped up drone attacks, violating the War Powers Act in Libya, being the first president to authorize the assassination of an American overseas, or the torture of Bradley Manning.
If I don't get hit by lightning first.
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