This was in my email in-box earlier today accompanied by a leaf of arugula to tide me over:
I know your life is full — with work, or school, or family — and yet you still find the time to help out when you can.
You may have a tight budget, but you give what you can afford.
A woman recently told the campaign her family skipped a pizza dinner at their favorite place so that they could make a difference in this election.
That is the commitment that drives this campaign.
If you can support Barack with a donation today, please know it makes a huge difference. If we win, it will be because of what you did at moments like this:
The “skip dinner and save our foundering campaign” approach is accompanied by the “pitch in and own a piece of this campaign” tactic — which is kind of like the White Star Line trying to sell stock in the Titanic after it hit the iceberg.