Post # 1
Hm…My friend is getting married and sent this link in her shower invitation. This is NOT a political discussion at all. But my question for you is, What do you think about a candidate creating a gift registry for his/her campaign. Dripping with Tacky? Innovative and Creative? (No political discussions about the candidates themselves, please).
Post # 3
I say tacky. It is just a way to squander money out of hard working Americans. I am pretty sure politicians make enough money to support their campaigns. How are married couples suppose to get a good start in life (house buying, having kids) if they dontate their wedding money to a campaign fund?
It is obviously up to the couple themselves, but I think reflects poorly on the candidate.
Post # 4
TACKY. People have different political beliefs and you shouldn’t force something awkward like that on people. If I got that I would be extremely put off.
Post # 5
I think it’s a good way to piss off half your guests 😉 If I’m giving a gift to a couple, it’s to help them begin a life together, not fund a campaign for someone who (at least in Presidential elections) has already raised hundreds of millioins of dollars.
I would give them a gift card to Target 😉
ETA: and it wouldn’t matter to me if the candidate they are donating to is one I support or not, I still wouldn’t give to the campaign!
Post # 6
I am confused. Is this a gift registry so that people can donate money to political candidates in the name of the bride and groom? Can you possibly link us it?
Post # 7
I don’t feel that it is “tacky” at all, in the sense that it is poor etiquette. I see it the same as requesting donations to any cause in lieu of gifts.
However, I would not choose to donate to a candidate I didn’t agree with, and would get the couple an alternate gift.
Post # 8
I’m confused. The candidate is creating a registry? Don’t they normally just want money? I mean I would totally send the Obama’s a toaster if they needed one.
Post # 9
I think that’s really strange and would be especially insulted as a guest if I didn’t support the same candidate. I really don’t think political views should be pushed upon guests like that.
Post # 10
Okay I looked it up . . . .I don’t think it’s that bad as long as you have a lot of other choices to choose from. I wouldn’t do it, but wouldn’t be upset if someone else did.
Post # 11
@tonights: I agree with this. It’s just like any charitable registry. People can choose to participate or not. There’s nothing tacky about that.
Post # 12
I heard about that last night on The Daily Show. I jokingly told Fiance we should do it – he looked at me like I had 50 eyes and said “I thought you wanted new pots and pans”.
Post # 13
@tonights: ITA! You can’t make everyone happy.
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Post # 15
I think it’s tacky. Your wedding is not a fundraiser.
Post # 16
ugh my dad emailed this to me the other day.
tacky. tacky. tacky. and i dont give a rats ass what your politics are