Every email inbox is deluged by requests, and often demands, for campaign contributions.
Many of them promise to MATCH, DOUBLE MATCH, or TRIPLE MATCH my contribution. Here are just three from today.
Inquiring minds want to know.
I get the idea behind the match — I tell my kid that if he saves $100, I’ll give him $200 more. A good incentive!
But, this isn’t Dad teaching Junior how to be responsible. This is someone who wants my money telling me that someone I don’t know is promising big bucks to their candidate, if the candidate can squeeze out some greenbacks from folks like me.
Today’s FaceBook invite was, therefore, somewhat refreshing. Donald Trump Jr wants me (and everyone) to contribute — while specifically noting that his dad will match for up to $2 million!
This is the first time I’ve ever read who is offering the match, and how much they’ll add. No matter what else you may think about the candidates, amid the trashy stink of campaigning, this little whiff of clean air is refreshing.