Hillary Clinton, former democratic party presidential nominee shoe-in, and Calvin, a well known downtown Chapel Hill bum, both need your help.
While Calvin is seen most frequently along Franklin street sidewalks with a Styrofoam cup asking for "spare change," Hillary is using email marketing and disguising her pleas as an honest update on her campaign and a special thank you.
If Calvin were to try this approach it would probably go something like this... "Hi, I'm Calvin, I'd like to tell you how I'm doing today. Won't you take a moment to stop and let me thank you?" It would all be very innocent until you stopped to hear more. I think Calvin's got the right approach already, and that's why I occasionally bought him lunch at Miami Subs when he would allow me to.
I received the following message via email from the Hillary Clinton campaign today, with the title "Something I want to say."
You have been such an inspiration to me during this campaign -- your commitment and your boundless enthusiasm made everything we accomplished in the last 17 months possible. So as I continue to make sure your voices are heard, I wanted to say a special thank you for all the hard work you did on my behalf.
Click here to watch my video message to you.
Thank you for everything,
So, what did I see beside that special video message... another message with a slightly different intention which read "By helping us pay off our campaign debt, you're not just helping Hillary elect a Democratic president and grow our majority in Congress."
Wow, thanks for the thanks Hillary. I guess I should be saying thank you too, and while you're at it, receiving those thanks from me, did I mention that I've got a mortgage payment that you can help with? Spare change?