Democrats say they’re worried about Mitt Romney’s fund-raising edge. President Obama himself has mentioned the possibility he’ll be the first incumbent president outspent by his opponent. It turns out there’s a simple explanation.
On Friday night, the Romney campaign sent an email about the Supreme Court’s Obamacare ruling (subject line: “If you haven’t heard”) that concluded:
This November it’s all on the line. The stakes couldn’t be higher.
Donate $10 or more to put a stop to the policies of Barack Obama and the liberal Democrats.
Then, about an hour and a half later, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz sent an email of her own about the ruling (subject line: “This is personal”) imploring supporters:
This law is far too important to too many Americans for Republicans to throw it out.
Give Democrats the resources we need to win and protect this historic achievement — and the lives of millions of Americans. Donate $3 or more today
Silly Democrats. If you want as much money as the Republicans, just ask for it! Besides raising more money, it might help you avoid being in the awkward position of pledging to your supporters, in your third email within 24 hours (subject line: “Let’s make a deal on this email thing”) that you’re just about to shut up:
I like sending you emails on Saturdays about as much as you probably like receiving them.
But I’m doing it because the stakes this year are so incredibly high. Your help could be part of what makes or breaks races for Democrats across the country. No joke. That’s the difference your support can make.
So let’s make a deal:
You pitch in $3, or really whatever you can, before our critical FEC fundraising deadline tonight to help those Democrats out: [URL deleted]
And I promise you, this will be the last email you get from me today.
Enjoy your weekend — and thank you, ever so much.
– By Kyle Wingfield