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Supporters Asked To Buy Obama Tickets

From Denver’s CBS affiliate CBS4Denver:


Dem Supporters Asked To Buy Obama Speech Tickets

Aug 20, 2008

DENVER (CBS4) ― Two known Democratic supporters are outraged at their own party after being solicited to buy tickets to Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at Invesco Field next Thursday, CBS4 reports. The seats were distributed for free to the general public.

One source directed CBS4 to an unpublicized part of the Obama campaign’s Web site where Democratic supporters, reportedly with deep pockets, could buy tickets for $1,000 each. The source told CBS4 he was solicited three times to buy the tickets through the Web site.

One source said it was unethical and being kept secret from the public.

CBS4 was able to find the Web site only by directly typing in the URL provided by the source. While CBS4 attempted to contact the Obama campaign about the selling of tickets, the pay-for-tickets page was changed to say no more tickets were available.

A spokeswoman for the Obama campaign called CBS4 before deadline Tuesday night to say it was proud of the success in opening the event free to the public. She said only a small percentage of the 75,000 tickets were sold to raise money for the Obama campaign.

The known Democratic supporter who called CBS4 said the selling of tickets an “underground fundraising operation.”

How shocking!

While CBS4 attempted to contact the Obama campaign about the selling of tickets, the pay-for-tickets page was changed to say no more tickets were available.

Oh, well, then it didn’t happen.

By the way, just as an historical note, Adolf Hitler was the first politician in history who was so popular (in some quarters), he was able to charge for attendance at his political speeches.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, August 20th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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