Received tonight from the Obama campaign:
I’m the Chief Financial Officer for Barack Obama’s campaign. I track the donations coming in and the expenses going out.
I asked for the opportunity to write to you directly so that I could try to explain what’s happening right now.
This organization has thousands of employees and spends millions of dollars a day — and at the moment we’re doing it without a safety net.
Our spending plans have been stretched by John McCain’s negative attacks and the overwhelming resources of the Republican National Committee.
As of October 15th, John McCain and the RNC together had nearly $20 million more in cash than the combined total of Obama for America and the DNC. And just this week, we’re facing new and unexpected spending against us in Montana and West Virginia.
Your incredible generosity has gotten us this far. But right now we need your help more than ever to get this campaign across the finish line.
Please donate $100 or whatever you can afford right now:
My team and I are working to stretch every dollar in order to keep as many paths to victory open as possible. But we need whatever help you can provide for this crucial final stretch.
Chief Financial Officer
Obama for America
…or donate here, where I can note your contribution, steeple my fingers, and gloat, in the manner of Mr. Burns (“Excellent!”)
But seriously, there has never been a starker choice. If you’re not going to donate now, then what campaign are you waiting for?
“If not now…when?”