(Closed) Obama Campaign Registry….Who would do this?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Oh wow. I don’t care what your politics are, asking your wedding guest to contribute to a political campaign is classless. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2005

I think it is a cry for help on the Obama admin’s part.  How desperate for money can he be to ask for “wedding gifts?”  If I saw an Obama registry for a wedding gift they  wouldn’t get a gift. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

For real… Wow. 

How about you just don’t spend 60 million on a campaign in a down economy…

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wow!  Absolutely not. I understand encouraging people to vote, but not for a specific person.  Aye yi yi.  I see drama in the future of whoever does this.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I personally don’t think candidates should be able to receive any kind of public/private funding because I feel like it then becomes about who can convince people better to part with their money and who has the richest friends. Doesn’t seem fair.

But while this is how it works, I don’t think I’d have a problem with having an option (and not the only option) to donate to this sort of thing rather than giving a more traditional wedding gift. If it is something the couple believe in, why not. Those guests who support the candidate may pick that option and those who don’t, won’t. Not to say it’s the same as giving money to a charity, but actively participating in the politics that affect your life is also important, so I feel it is appropriate in a similar way (but like I said, I don’t think it should be this way. The public shouldn’t have to part with their money just to get their favoured party’s political message delivered better, but this is the case and so it probably does make an impact).

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I wish our campaign funding rules and stipulations were completely overhauled.

It really really really bothers me how much finances play a role in getting in office- especially when people are loosing their homes, jobs, starving etc.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

Seriously? Wow…

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yikes! That is soooo bad…. haha

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I thought it was a joke. It’s such a bad idea and reeks of desperation. This is coming from a obama supportor so it has nothing to do with politics.

It’s also rude to assume all of your guest will vote in one particular way.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

OH. MY. GOSH. Not to get all political or anything and this is my opinion only but it just goes to show what a classless joke this president is. “instead of asking for gifts, ask your guests to donate to my campaign”?? Anybody who’s been taught any form of manners or tact knows you don’t EVER ask for presents-not birthdays, not weddings, period.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

LOL..seriously? I mean, what if your guests don’t share your political views??? Are they seen as rude not to contribute towards your wishes??? that’s just funny…honestly if I came across this for someone’s wedding, I’d ignore it and just give a card with cash, and let them do what they will with it.  I mean, I have nothing against obama at all, shoot I might even vote for him again, but I would feel just silly sending a money to a campaign registry.

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