How desperate are things getting for the Obama camp? They are sending up emergency flares all over the place - first, a letter whining about how Romney is going to outspend them 10-1. But even more telling, Obama is asking people to forgo gifts on their most special day - and give the money to him instead. Pretty sad, actually.
And who got one of those letters? Glenn himself (under the alias Denny). It read:
I will be the first president in modern history to be outspent in his re-election campaign, if things continue as they have so far.
I'm not just talking about the super PACs and anonymous outside groups -- I'm talking about the Romney campaign itself. Those outside groups just add even more to the underlying problem.
The Romney campaign raises more than we do, and the math isn't hard to understand: Through the primaries, we raised almost three-quarters of our money from donors giving less than $1,000, while Mitt Romney's campaign raised more than three-quarters of its money from individuals giving $1,000 or more.
And, again, that's not including the massive outside spending by super PACs and front groups funneling up to an additional billion dollars into ads trashing me, you, and everything we believe in.
We can be outspent and still win -- but we can't be outspent 10 to 1 and still win.
More than 2.2 million Americans have already chipped in for us, and I'm so grateful for it. As we face this week's fundraising deadline, donate $3 or more today.
Every donation you make today automatically enters you to join Michelle and me for one of the last grassroots dinners of this campaign -- today is your last chance to get your name in.
These dinners represent how we do things differently. My opponent spent this past weekend at a secretive retreat for the biggest donors to both his campaign and the super PACs that support him.
I've got other responsibilities I'm attending to.
Donate today to stand for our kind of politics:
"So the President is asking everybody to give $3 to his campaign. Everyone can afford $3. But I couldn't find $3 to help him," Glenn joked.
Glenn did, however, try to help the President by forwarding this website to his daughter who is getting married just a few weeks before the election:
Even though it could easily have come from The Onion, that is a real website where Obama suggests people to have their guests make donations to his campaign in lieu of gifts for big events like weddings.
Sadly for our struggling President, Glenn's daughter declined to make her special day all about the President.