The Perfect Gift

Obama campaign launches donation gift registry


President Obama is so worried about a fundraising gap that he is asking supporters to forego "birthday, anniversary, or wedding" gifts and instead request their guests instead donate to his campaign:

Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?

Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.

Between raffling off sit-downs with the president and his predecessor Bill Clinton and seats at celebrity-laden dinners, the Obama campaign has been a trailblazer in finding new ways to beg supporters for money this election cycle.