Obama: Can You Make a Donation?

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Every four years, America gets to witness the simple pleasures of election season: Saturday Night Live's post-debate coverage; election-themed treats at the local bakery; Wolf Blitzer doing something ridiculous on CNN.

But election season also brings with it an onslaught of campaign emails requesting donations. If you're anything like the typical politically active Harvard student, your inbox is filled with emails from Team Obama and/or Team Romney asking for donations.

This writer dug through his email archives and found the Obama camp's most ridiculous requests for money from President Obama himself, Joe Biden, and even Beyoncé.

From: Barack Obama, August 9, 2012

Subject: Insurmountable?

Request: "The headlines are talking about how you and I got beat again by the other side in fundraising…Can you make a donation of $3 or more today?"

From: Beyoncé Knowles, September 13, 2012

Subject: I don't usually email you

Request: "Jay and I will be meeting up with President Obama for an evening in NYC sometime soon…Until midnight tonight, if you pitch in $25 or whatever you can, you'll be automatically entered to be flown out to join us."

From: Joe Biden, October 15, 2012

Subject: Do me a favor

Request: "Day after day, night after night, I've sat by Barack Obama's side as he made one gutsy decision after the other. I get to see firsthand what drives this man…Make a donation of $5 or more today, just 23 cents per day until November 6th."

From: Michelle Obama, October 17, 2012

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