Dinner with Barack Obama

Enjoy water and salt and smiles.
Enjoy water and salt and smiles.

Hungry?

Online contests abound. Opportunities to win free extreme coupons, trips to idyllic islands, and special prizes chosen especially for you can be found on innumerable web sites. People want to give you stuff.

Not to be outdone, the current president recently identified an opening in his busy schedule. In between haranguing Congress and chatting with Jimmy Kimmel, he has you penciled for a languid lunch. Your next meal just might be taken while surrounded by Secret Service Agents dressed as wait staff. In this land of opportunity, it could happen.

Simply click here. Reveal your email address and zip code for a mostly free opportunity to feast with the first family. To be fair, the opportunity to quiz Michelle about her latest overseas vacation may not be afforded: you'll probably find yourself seated with The Commander in Chief, an official photographer, and a subtly placed teleprompter. It's all good.

They already know this stuff...
They already know this stuff...

At what Cost?

Simply tell the website your email address and your zip code. You will be automagically entered into a free drawing. Subsequent pages solicit your financial support for future political aspirations.

Here's where things get a little confusing...

The home page, listed above, asserts a free drawing for Dinner with Barak Obama. The solicitation page, which pops up only after you reveal an email address, reveals the necessity of a donation for entry into the drawing. Perhaps you receive a second entry when you kick in a few dollars.


Here's what you get for in exchange for your email address. Jim Messina demonstrates his street cred.
Here's what you get for in exchange for your email address. Jim Messina demonstrates his street cred.

Expect to be immediatly solicited

A semi-personalized email arrives almost immediately. The Internet is amazing. Jim Messina, 43 year-old political staffer on the Obama campaign, took time from writing top-10 pop songs to solicit me. His down-to-earth common-man casual manner of writing inspired me to believe that his president truly covets my involvement:

"So let's fight like hell and win this thing:"

That's how I talk when I discuss matters of political finance with people who are just like me. Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un can relate.

The fine print. it wouldn't be a government document without fine print.
The fine print. it wouldn't be a government document without fine print.

Fine Print

Read carefully the fine print. You may be signing up for Jury Duty or AmeriCorps. You must be a US citizen or lawful US resident: expect a lawsuit from Arizona. Your airfare and accommodations will be provided by the campaign machinery and any contribution made through the contest is not tax deductible. It's a real contest.

They may raise millions. Jump in with all your email addresses or make up some new ones at gmail, hotmail, Yahoo, or AOL. No validation whatsoever is performed. You can probably sign up your friends as well: they will thank you for it when those cheeseburgers arrive hot and tasty.

Epilogue

Did you win? Apparently we all did. Let me know if BHO drew your name out of Michelle's pillbox hat. What was on the menu?

This could be the menu, depending on who attends.
This could be the menu, depending on who attends. | Source

The dignity continues, or not.

More classy email from Jim Messina:

John Adams would be so proud.
John Adams would be so proud.

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Comments 16 comments

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American Romance 4 years ago from America

you never what the main course was? LOL, nice write, voted up!


nicomp profile image

nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@American Romance: Peas and carrots, if there's any justice.


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Robwrite 4 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

I've gotten e-mails from the Democratic party to enter this contest. I imagine I'd be seated at a small table on the far end of the room from Obama's table, with a big potted plant blocking the President from seeing me.


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Robwrite: Mr. President, Robwrite is not a potted plant!


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Vin Chauhun 4 years ago from Durban

...I would rather jump into a pit of very hungry fire ants than have dinner with Odama , besides judging by the way he has allowed the slaughter of the gray wolf ,I might find one their carcasses being on the dinner menu, [fortunately I'm south african, there is no chance of me attending any Odama function] :)

,,,,,and yes I know I said Odama,,,,,,


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Vin Chauhun The President of the United States allowed a wolf to be slaughtered? Ease up on the guy, he's been busy campaigning.


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

No thanks, I'd rather starve....


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@breakfastpop: You could have veggies from the garden...


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

I would rather have the pies that Michelle stopped off to buy the other day.


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@breakfastpop: Indeed, she will probably be giving them as gifts to the Queen or something. Certainly they are not part of a balanced diet.


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Balanced diets are for the serfs....


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Vin Chauhun 4 years ago from Durban

i was referring to the killing of wolves in Minnesota....and i changed my mind about the fire ants...i would rather choose a date with Hillary than have dinner with Odama...:)


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Vin Chauhun 4 years ago from Durban

Whoa!!...i changed my mind again....they are serving pizza...i'm attending...


nicomp profile image

nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Vin Chauhun : No wolves were harmed in this contest.


drbj profile image

drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Dear nicomp - Well, I never! And that just about expresses it perfectly!


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@drbj: Not unless you donate, evidently.

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