I have become seriously worried about Joe Biden’s presidential campaign because it seems to be so desperate that it keeps sending emails asking for money, even though I’ve never given any political candidate a dime.
Although the Federal Elections Commission shows that they have raised more than $328 million, the Biden campaign or various email addresses connected with it tried repeatedly to pull a few bucks out of me like panhandlers on a street corner.
Biden et al. began shaking their tin cups in earnest on the last night of the Republican National Convention, saying they needed to raise 500 donations from Olympia for the “Beat Trump Fund” before the president took the stage for his acceptance speech.
Why 500 wasn’t really clear, but the next morning another email from DNC HQ said it needed $7 from 98 people in Olympia to meet its goal. That afternoon, Biden-Harris HQ said it had a goal of raising $427,500 from first-time donors in Washington.
That was a Friday, and the hectoring picked up over the weekend. At 7:21 a.m., Joseph R. Biden Jr. personally asked me to chip in $10 to help meet the goal, which was down to $382,500. He emailed again, 18 minutes later, repeating the request for a ten-spot. Someone needs to tell him that Washington is on Pacific time, and even people who give money are unlikely to do so before their first cup of coffee.