Post # 1
wow just wow. I understand donations to help an organization such as breast cancer, or heart disease, but I just don’t see this as a worthy cause to ask your guests to contribute. Not to mention the political controversy this may cause as you and your guests may not have the same political views… Does anyone disagree?
Post # 3
Oh wow. I don’t care what your politics are, asking your wedding guest to contribute to a political campaign is classless.
Post # 4
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
For real… Wow.
How about you just don’t spend 60 million on a campaign in a down economy…
Post # 6
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
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).
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Post # 9
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 # 11
Yikes! That is soooo bad…. haha
Post # 12
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
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
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.