Retailers need to entice, lure, romance their customers, as JTR noted about retail giant IKEA, and their maze-like, trance-inducing stores, where people buy what they never intended to before they wandered in.
But when you’re the president, apparently you feel you’ve earned the right to just ask anyone for money, any time. Alice Roosevelt once famously said that her presidential father, Teddy Roosevelt, wanted to be “the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral.” But she was talking about his need for attention. Obama, on the other hand, just wants all your presents. Thanks to a Facebook friend for directing me to this article at Breitbart.com. I’ll confess I still didn’t believe it until I actually visited Obama/Biden’s campaign website. This is the actual text. I am not making this up:
Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?
Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.
Yup. Who needs a toaster anyway, when one could have the satisfaction of donating to the Obamaniac re-election fund? I wonder if those marriages will last as long as his presidency?