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
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
Subject: Thank you
Request: "We can't afford to come up short, so today, hours before our final FEC deadline, I'm asking you to take the next step in your support for this campaign. Chip in $5 or more right now—please don't wait any longer."
From: Barack Obama, October 23, 2012
Subject: Stick with me
Request: "I don't want to lose this election. Not because of what losing would mean for me—Michelle and I will be fine no matter what happens…Please don't wait any longer. Donate $5 or more today."
From: Marion Marshall, October 31, 2012
Subject: Can you take a trip to New Hampshire this weekend?
Request: “Folks from Massachusetts are traveling to New Hampshire for our final get-out-the-vote push. There's a team leaving from Brighton—we need you to join them."
Just be thankful you stopped receiving emails from John Kerry.