This is an unprecident number of donors. If you want Obama to be your next president would you consider giving a small amount. Even $5.00? It’s easy and will make you feel good.
Here’s part of an email pitch sent around by the Obama campaign (bolding, mine):
We’ve crunched all the numbers and discovered that we are within striking distance of something historic: one million people donating to this campaign.
Think about that … nearly one million people taking ownership of this movement, five dollars or twenty-five dollars at a time.
We’re already more than 900,000 strong, including over half-a-million donating so far this year. This unprecedented foundation of support has built a campaign that has shaken the status quo and proven that ordinary people can compete in a political process too often dominated by special interests.
Unlike Senator Clinton or Senator McCain, we haven’t taken a dime from Washington lobbyists or special interest PACs. Our campaign is responsible to no one but the people.
One million donors would be a remarkable feat — something that’s never been done before in a presidential primary and something no one ever thought would be possible for us. And your generosity made it possible.
But it’s going to take an incredible organizing effort to bring in 100,000 new donors before March 4th.
Be a part of this historic effort. Make a donation as part of our matching program, and you will bring in a first-time donor by doubling the impact of their contribution. You can even choose to exchange notes and let them know why you are part of this movement.