Latest embarrassing Obama fundraising gimmick is downright creepy

The Obama campaign has a serious disconnect when it comes to understanding the boundaries between a political candidate and people's real lives. Apparently the vast campaign organization in Chicago that was burning through money faster than they could raise it last month is full of acolytes who really buy into the whole lightworker, messiah illusion. Late in June, as the cash deficit must have seemed awfully scary, the campaign came up with the Bridal Registry, which presumed brides would ask guests to give to the campaign rather than a gravy boat or chafing dish. It has been an embarrassing flop. The New York Post reports: So far, "the Event Registry" has been all but ignored on social-media sites - even though Facebook, Twitter and other networks have been a strong suit for the Obama campaign.  "The number of links and stories about the announcement is very low since the news went live on June 22," said Meredith Klee, a spokeswoman for the social-media tracking firm Topsy. Her...(Read Full Post)