Obama creates wedding gift registry

Barack and Michelle Obama on their wedding day (October 3, 1992).

Barack and Michelle Obama on their wedding day (October 3, 1992).

US President Barack Obama has the perfect gift suggestion for couples getting married, they can donate their wedding gift money to his re-election campaign.

Yep, in a brilliantly clever twist in America’s next election, Obama has set up a gift registry that will allow his supporters to ask friends and family to donate money to his cause in lieu of gifts.

Though some would say it’s a tad self-serving, it’s actually a very clever way to boost his election campaign fund, and an out-of-the-box approach to political donations, one we’re sure will be borrowed by political campaigners in future elections across the globe.

“Got a special milestone or event coming up?” reads the Obama Event Registry website. “Instead of another gift card you’ll forget to use, ask your friends and family for something that will go a little further: a donation to Obama for America. Register your next celebration—whether it’s a birthday, bar or bat mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary—with the Obama campaign.

“It’s a great way to show your support for a cause that’s important to you on your big day.”

Indeed, though, frankly, I’d prefer a honeymoon!

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