Stunner: Obama’s Bridal Registry Strategy Bombs Spectacularly

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 at 7:22 am

Hard to imagine  a cheesy strategy to make money off women failing in such grand fashion.

Well, like everything Obama touches it’s turned to dust.

President Obama’s bizarre marriage-theme fund-raising scheme — where he asks couples to request campaign donations from their guests in lieu of wedding gifts — has been a total flop.

The desperate initiative, dubbed “the Event Registry,” is being mocked by event planners and couples — and shows how desperate the Obama campaign is to keep up with GOP contender Mitt Romney’s fund-raising.

Campaign officials launched the initiative in late June, the same month Obama raised just $71 million compared to Romney’s $100 million.

So far, “the Event Registry” has been all but ignored on social-media sites — even though Facebook, Twitter and other networks have been a strong suit for the Obama campaign.

Such tasteless greed hasn’t found many fans.

But wedding industry pros called the ploy tasteless and divisive.

“This is absurd. Republican or Democrat, you shouldn’t bring politics into a wedding,” said Kristin Koch, a senior editor with “We found that nearly everyone found this to be a bad idea.”

Brides-to-be commenting on her site’s message board called the initiative “gross!” and “tacky” — with one writing, “Hell no!”

“Politics and my personal celebrations should not be mixed,” another bride wrote.

5 Responses to “Stunner: Obama’s Bridal Registry Strategy Bombs Spectacularly”

  1. MWR on 16/16/12 at 9:40 am

    I almost wish I was getting married in the near future, so I could say, “In lieu of gifts, please donate to Mitt Romney.”

  2. Barack Obama on 16/16/12 at 10:08 am

    That relationship your going to make? Well, you didn’t make that, other people made that relationship, and you’ve got to pay for that.

  3. Rich K on 16/16/12 at 1:44 pm

    Gee, maybe they should have spiced up the offer with a coupon for 20% off a bag of arugula or something. All the ladies like arugula,right?NO? Whats Arugula?Ya, I thought so.

  4. Margaret Sanger on 16/16/12 at 3:12 pm

    That looks like a swell idea. In Barack’s honor, I’m setting up a registry at Planned Parenthood so that newlyweds, stuck with a baby that they don’t want can just go ahead and abort it with the help of friends and family.
    It’s a win for everyone.