Did you get this email? The November election only ever getting closer, the Obama reelection machine has been churning out the fundraising emails. Ask anyone subscribed about the campaign’s many appeals, and they’ll probably tell you that the subject lines skew intimate (“If you’re ready” or “Hey again”) and that they are often signed-off by “Barack” himself. They will also probably tell you that, with the clip they come in, they just delete most of them. The email that landed in inboxes this morning looked a little different, though, and it’s got those that didn’t get it feeling pretty left out.
“I usually don’t email you,” the message begins. Beyoncé has taken over email duty, and she has “an amazing invitation to share.” Do tell!
Beyoncé and her husband Jay “meeting up” with President in Obama in New York City “sometime soon,” and won’t you join them? The first couple of hip hop are throwing a fundraising dinner for Obama at Jay’s 40/40 club, and tickets cost a bank-busting for most $40,000-a-ticket, but “$25 or whatever you can” to the Obama campaign before midnight tonight will buy you entry into a raffle to win the chance to join them. And, “Don’t worry about the airfare and hotel,” Bey writes, “it’s taken care of.”
“I’ve had the honor of meeting President Obama and the First Lady a few times — and believe me — it’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss,” she insists, before signing off with her trademark signature: “Love, B.” We love you, too, B. And, you know, you can email us whenever.
The full email:
From: Beyoncé Knowles
Date: Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 10:24 AM
Subject: I don’t usually email you
[Your first name goes here, because you’re close like that] —
I usually don’t email you — but I have an amazing invitation I have to share.
Jay and I will be meeting up with President Obama for an evening in NYC sometime soon. And we want you to be there!
Until midnight tonight, if you pitch in $25 or whatever you can, you’ll be automatically entered to be flown out to join us.
I’ve had the honor of meeting President Obama and the First Lady a few times — and believe me — it’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss.
Don’t worry about the airfare and hotel, it’s taken care of. And you can bring a guest.
But the countdown is on — this opportunity ends at midnight:
Can’t wait to meet you!