The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines ridiculous as "arousing or deserving ridicule; extremely silly or unreasonable; synonyms-Absurd, preposterous."
The depths to which a politician will sink to raise money may have hit a new low.
The official Obama/Biden campaign site now encourages not just campaign contributions, but sacrifices on behalf of potential donors to forego their own celebratory gifts.
The "Obama Event Registry" features the following text:
"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.
"Setting up and sharing your registry page is easy -- so get started today."
Whether this type of panhandling, actually begging, is an indication of desperation reflected in fundraising problems, simply another demonstration of the arrogance of a candidate who seems so out of touch with reality, or both, it does offer a glimpse into a campaign completely immersed in the priority of raising cash.
President Obama suggests that a contribution to his re-election campaign would go "a lot further than a gravy bowl." Anyone have any ideas on how to ship a plunger? It seems a load of waste is backing up.