This one of the most obvious “if the shoe were on the other foot” items I’ve seen in some time.
If a Republican or conservative presidential candidate’s campaign ever dared to suggest that supporters register their wedding, graduation, or other event so they could then ask friends and family to make donations to the candidate’s election efforts in lieu of a gift, the ridicule wouldn’t stop for the next year — and, I should add, deservedly so. But the Obama Event Registry (Obama-Biden blog post here; HT Weasel Zippers), which has been out there for about 48 hours, has barely made an establishment press ripple. What follows is a graphic from the blog post, followed by its first four outraged comments, showing that the idea is not getting a warm, uh, reception.
Here is a capture from the blog post:
Here are the first four comments:
A Google News search on “Obama event registry” (not in quotes, sorted by date, with duplicates) at 10 a.m. ET today returned only 28 items, with only about a half-dozen coming from establishment press sources (the first results page leads one to think that there are thousands of listings, but there aren’t).
In lieu of making contributions to Obama 2012, I’ll suggest that readers make their own, uh, “contributions” in comment form below.
Cross-posted at NewsBusters.org.