Desperate Obama: Hey, You Can Text Me a Donation Now!

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 at 11:08 am

Memo to cell phone users: Be sure not to leave your phone unattended, especially when around Obama supporters. You may discover a really large phone bill.

President Obama’s campaign announced Thursday that it would become the first political campaign to accept donations via text message, with supporters able to make contributions up to $50 per cellphone billing cycle by firing off a quick text.

Supporters can make the donations by texting “GIVE” to 62262 — numbers that correspond to the spelling of “Obama” using a telephone keypad.

“Grassroots giving is powering this campaign,” said Obama campaign manager Jim Messina in a statement. “Accepting small donations by text message will help us engage even more grassroots supporters who want to play a role by donating whatever they can afford to the campaign — and get the president reelected in November.”

I guess they somehow have to make up for all those illegal credit card donations from 2008.

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