You know Team Obama has been abusing their base with requests for donations when they title an email, “seriously, not another fundraising email.”

From: Mitch Stewart,
Subject: Seriously: not another fundraising email
Date: January 3, 2012 10:15:10 AM EST
To: Drew
Reply-To: [email protected]

Drew —

People have been sending around two videos here at headquarters this morning, and I thought you’d want to see them, too.

This first one was posted to YouTube almost exactly four years ago. It’s Barack Obama’s “closing argument” to Iowans the night before the caucuses in 2008. […]

That’s why I want to thank you for opening this email — especially because I know you’ve been pretty bombarded with messages from us lately.

All the work we do here at headquarters or (more importantly) in the field in places like Des Moines and Ankeny and Council Bluffs in Iowa ultimately relies on someone like you deciding to open an email, click on a link on Facebook, or visit

Those tiny decisions are what lead to conversations about the campaign, donations that fuel the work we’re all doing, and volunteers turning out at campaign events across the country.



Mitch Stewart
Battleground States Director
Obama for America