Obama campaign starting to accept text message donations for the first time, Romney/Ryan ticket to follow

Obama campaign starting to accept text message donations for the first time, Romney/Ryan ticket to follow
Barack Obama's presidential campaign announced today that it has ironed out the agreements with Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular for donations distributed via text messaging, into which the carriers were brought kicking and screaming recently, as they said it would be too much hassle to screen subscribers for citizenship status, for example.

Soon there will be signs at billboards at rallies, in the end of ads or on fliers, encouraging supporters "to contribute $10 to Obama for America, text GIVE to 62262." Mitt Romney's campaign hasn't made anything official yet, but we doubt it will pass on what could be the next revolution in campaign financing, since his team will have the short code 466488 for text donations at its disposal.

What do you think, will the ease of text message donations actually encourage you to financially support one campaign or the other more than the current ways to do it?

source: Reuters

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5 Comments

1. sp3llv3xit

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 15, 2011

This is the inevitable next step in grassroot level political campaign.

2. Seannyc

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

Because obama knows if he does the campaign traditionally he will lose. No matter wat u do obama im voting anyone but u. Im losing faith in democracy bcuz of u. Im not the only one, out of all my friends only one of them support u.

3. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Just please don't vote for romney just because you dont like Obama. If you dont want Obama to have your vote, give it to some independent person.

4. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

why vote for someone who wont make a difference? i dont agree with it but its the sad truth… anything to get President Obama out

5. Seannyc

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

I want my vote to matter. I came from a lower middle class family and obama really is fking us over. As a middle class I dnt get any benefits lower class gets or enough money like the upper class. Im like the majority of american, im no where on the politic matter. When obama gave everyone free healthcare, i started paying my own health care. Bcuz obama thinks we r too rich to get free health care. Middle class is America, sadly now ppl are only concern with how much the upper class makes and how little lower class makes. While no one cares for us middle class. Every yr we pay more taxes while the benefits get less. We are living on a budget now.

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