Copycatting is the sincerest form of flattery. And laziness.
Back in 2010, President Obama began raising campaign funds by holding a contest where, for a donation of $3 or less, you could win dinner with him. Since then he’s held a bunch of them.
They a appear to be working because Mitt Romney has totally ripped off the idea.
The idea got started in the summer of 2010:
Since then, he’s had others including one with both him and the First Lady:
There was one with him and Vice President Joe Biden last summer. Last month it was dinner with him and George Clooney. There’s a current one going for dinner with him and Sarah Jessica-Parker and another with him and Bill Clinton (“Dinner with TWO presidents.”) And yet another for just the winners and the POTUS:
Then came Mitt Romney. Here’s his version:
My wife Ann has been my “plus one” for over 40 years now. And since I’m inviting her to join me for our next Grab a Bite meal, I want each lucky winner to bring his or her favorite “plus one” along too.
No matter what’s on the menu, I just feel fortunate that I will be joining four lucky winners and hearing directly from them about what matters to their families.
Two of the four winners have already been chosen and will be bringing along their guests too. It should be a lot of fun, and I’m looking forward to it.
So donate $3 to be automatically entered for you and a guest to grab a bite with Ann and me.
Thanks again for your support,
Looks familiar, doesn’t it?
Maybe it seems trivial but, if the man can’t even come up with new, unique and creative fundraisers on his own, what hope is there that he’ll be able to solve our country’s most intractable problems?
Lame. And strangely telling.