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Buttigieg Answers Criticisms Over Fundraising by Holding Lowest Donation Contest

Buttigieg Answers Criticisms Over Fundraising by Holding Lowest Donation Contest

Sanders campaign senior adviser: “This is so transparently hilarious. Wow, his average donation was lower this quarter… it’s a Christmas miracle!”

https://youtu.be/QCejczbSMVE

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg faced attacks over big-dollar donors at the last debate. Then an email came out that implied “pay-to-play.”

Now Buttigieg will likely face more criticism and mocking after his team revealed a contest to send his campaign the lowest donation.

From The Hill:

In a [sic] email to supporters Tuesday evening, Buttigieg’s campaign wrote that the donor who contributes the lowest amount in the hours ahead — provided that no other donor matches the contribution amount — will win a prize from the campaign.

“All you have to do to win is donate the smallest amount that nobody else donates,” reads the email. “Multiple donations are allowed; just be creative, pick a unique donation amount, and you could win.”

Tim Tagaris, senior adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign, took no time to laugh at Buttigieg’s campaign:

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“will likely face more criticism and mocking after his team revealed a contest to send his campaign the lowest donation”

Gee, I was already participating in that contest and didn’t even know it.

Where my prize?

…after his team revealed a contest to send his campaign the lowest donation.

How about negative donations? In other words, if someone had donated $1000 before, and now demanded their money back, would that count as a “lowest donation”?

    Exiliado in reply to rinardman. | December 26, 2019 at 9:31 am

    They are Democrats, so math is hard for them.
    A question like yours would make their brains get all swollen up and explode.

I just can’t lose my breath about an election where the Mayor of South Bend Indiana is one of the big players.

Can anyone imagine how actually panicked we would be in 2016 if the mayor of some medium sized town could gain traction in the Republican primary?

I get quite angry because we are in a party where opitmism isn’t allowed quite different than the Democrats where delusion of granduer are encouraged.

Do we have say Trump has not got this with record-fundraising and the best economic numbers along with having China on the run etc.?

Can anyone picture any of the nominees no less this Mayor going toe-to-toe with an Incumbant President with the above mentioned record?

Is he or any of the others a Bill CLinton or Ronald Reagan that can defeat an Incumbant US President?

What program are they going to offer that would make someone turn on a sitting President? like 1992 or 1980?

Sorry can’t MAKE myself even see it.

It’s a clever game theory problem. The more people enter, the higher your contribution should be. Unless everybody knows that.

The unix command to pick the winner is
sort -n | uniq -u | sed 1q

    UnCivilServant in reply to rhhardin. | December 26, 2019 at 9:29 am

    This is being run by political staffers. They’ll probably sift through it by hand, and send the prize to the person they like rather than the real winner.

send him a few thousand in Venezuelan Bolivars, that should be worth a few cents

Why does fundraising always seem to be the measure of success for a campaign, and not the numbers of people the campaign inspires and mobilizes?

Didn’t Trump spend a fraction of what Clinton spent and still she lost?

Among Dems, only 2 really inspire; Biden inspires the old timers who are living in a memory, and Sanders inspires a generation of “I want it now for free” …

That none of the current candidates inspire the whole of the party is the reason HRC and MO keep coming up as late saviors at a brokered convention.

But keep focusing on the money Dems. Don’t learn the lesson that inspiration and motivation, not money, wins.

I was going to give Pete Buttigieg my two-cents-worth, but I don’t want to win any of his prizes.

A gay retard for president?
Please, not again.

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