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Obama Match Game

Peter Hauck

Sen. Barack Obama mixes social networking with fundraising in his latest appeal for money. You send in a check, then you get a message from another donor -- with whom you presumably talk about Barack and change and hope.

Sound Bite: "No matter how much you choose to give, you'll get a note from someone whose passion for change has led them to make the same commitment you did."

By Ed O'Keefe |  September 25, 2007; 10:13 AM ET Barack Obama
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Barack Obama has demonstrated during his campaign that that he has the experience needed to run this country, an ability to bring new people to the democratic process and make fun fun to participate. An Obama presidency will be good for the country and the democratic party for years to come.

Posted by: Bien-Aime | September 25, 2007 11:10 AM

I've been meaning to contribute for a while -- this finally got me to do so. Well, this and the approaching 9/30 deadline.

Posted by: D.B. | September 25, 2007 12:12 PM

Hey PETER,
Hillary is about to loose her fundraising battle against Obama for a seond time.
Why can't you make an article about the positive impact on voters mind that Obama fundraising is sending so far in comparison to Hillary's who is called "front-runner with a strong voter base" but cannot challange the Obama machine in money.
I bet if you write such an article you may get your paycheck cut because that is a vialation of the Washington way of publishing.

Posted by: Karl | September 25, 2007 4:37 PM

Matching donations got me to contribute the first time. Made me feel that the little I could spare from my disability check would go twice as far, and I got a nice note from my matcher. Here's one of the latest matches; note it's an Iowan matching a NYer:
Timothy, a travel agent in Iowa, promised to double someone's gift, writing:

"Thank you for your contribution! Obama has the potential to be our next, great, party-transcending leader. They don't come along often so it is critical that we seize the opportunity when they do. Hopefully we can still be donating to the Obama '08 campaign next September!"

Lisa, a homemaker in New York, made her first donation in response and wrote:

"Yippee, an Iowan! Thanks for all the work you guys are doing out there. Please accept some energy and good vibes from the folks here in NYC to your all-important state, and keep up the good work. We need you!"

Posted by: VCubed | September 26, 2007 7:05 AM

why does donating money have to be a secret thing? what a great way to make people feel connected. allowing people who donate to choose to share their reasons. its like the obama campaign actually cares past the dollar bills. there's a novel idea for the rest of the candidates.

Obama 08!

Posted by: ourgameorders | September 26, 2007 10:19 AM

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