Romney May Already Be a Winner!
December 4, 2011
From an actual unsolicited e-mail solicitation:
I’ve had the privilege of meeting thousands of you in your diners, town halls, and homes as I travel from state to state. I wish there were more hours in the day to spend more time with each and every one of you.
That’s why I wanted to grab a bite with a supporter like you to hear your questions and thoughts on how to fix this country.
You could be that supporter. Donate $5 to enter for the chance to sit down with me – http://mi.tt/Grab-A-Bite
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I look forward to seeing you soon.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE. No contribution or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this Promotion. Making a contribution does not increase your chances of winning. To enter by making a contribution, click here. To enter without making a contribution, click here. Void where prohibited. The Promotion begins on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time and ends on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (“Entry Period”). All entries must be received by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. One (1) winner will receive the following Prize: one (1) round-trip coach class plane ticket within the continental United States on a date and to a Destination to be determined by Sponsor, with an approximate retail value of $750; one (1) one-night hotel stay at the Destination, with an approximate retail value of $175; one (1) meal at the Destination, with an approximate retail value of $25; and ground transportation at the discretion of Sponsor, with an approximate retail value of $50. Approximate total retail value is $1000. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. The Promotion is open to citizens and permanent residents (green card holders) of the United States who are legal residents of one of the fifty states, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia and are at least 18 years of age or the age of majority as determined by state law. Details and qualifications for participation in this Promotion may apply. Restrictions are listed in the Official Rules. The Sponsor is Romney for President, Inc., 585 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109
Paid for by Romney for President, Inc.
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You were added to the system August 23, 2011. For more information click here.
(It says “a supporter like you”, but for the record, I have never done anything to support Romney. The “more information” link gives only this “description of how your email address was obtained: An organically grown email list from a political organization”.)
The Romney campaign is really pushing this contest, too—I see that it has purchased Web-site banner ads for “Grab a Bite with Mitt”, even on a pretty anti-Romney Web site. (Well, I suppose those choices are all automated these days anyway. It’s still funny to me.)