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“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.” - Steve Jobs

My fundraising letter for Obama

(Disclaimer/Apology: I’m sorry if you got duplicates of this. If you are a non-USer I hope you will feel engaged enough to see the importance of this message and to pass it on to your own personal network.)

In case all this text isn’t necessary and I had you at “Hello” so to speak, here is the link:
http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/main/DaveMalouf4Barack

Dear, friends, family & colleagues (and well a few strangers),

This is the first time in my personal political history (some 20 years) that I have ever felt so compelled to support a presidential candidate. Below, the campaign will tell you why they think we need your support. For me, it is a deeper message. The US is on a precipice regarding its very soul. Since Vietnam we have been spiraling downward into an abyss of shame, conceit, arrogance, selfishness, self-hate, pride, belligerence, and myopia. The core of Obama’s message is a reversal of this path, one towards compassion, creativity, openness, selflessness and humility.

Because I am so inspired, I am crossing social network boundaries that I would have never done previously. But the importance of this election at this time can change the next 50 years, and create wounds as irreparable as those caused by the Civil War between north and south (which even close to 150 years later still reverberates).

But there are real policy needs that require a new politics. We must create a new world order whereby no single individual’s success can be laid on top of the death of anther’s. Too many people throughout this country but more so throughout the world are suffering an dying at the expense of our ability to attain and maintain extraordinary wealth.

When I made my decision to donate $250 towards this campaign I did so with a promise to sacrifice something of my luxury. I chose sushi. So I’m giving up 10 weeks of sushi to support Obama. Maybe you can give up something too? A cell phone service? desert? Heck, it might even help you. Here is my blog post: http://synapticburn.com/more.php?id=294_0_1_0_C

The rest are all the great reasons better articulated by the campaign itself.

Thanx for listening/reading this far. I even just appreciate that!

– dave

We need a President with the courage and integrity to change Washington. Some people don’t believe that’s possible, but I believe it is.

It’s why I support Barack Obama for President. His commitment to change means he won’t take money from PACs or lobbyists, so this campaign is in the hands of ordinary Americans like you and me. Will you help?

Join me in supporting Barack by making a donation to my personal fundraising page:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/main/DaveMalouf4Barack

We have a choice in this election.

John McCain talks about his independence, but he wants to continue George Bush’s disastrous policies: the war in Iraq, millions of Americans without healthcare, tax giveaways to oil companies that are making record profits, and relying on lobbyists for political support.

Barack Obama wants to change the way Washington works and change those policies: end the war in Iraq, expand access to affordable healthcare, close oil company loopholes, and cut taxes for the middle class.

We urgently need an honest leader who understands that doing things the same old way is going to give us the same old results. Americans are hungry for real change, change Barack Obama will bring when he is elected.

Help me make that happen. Please take a minute to check out my page and make a donation of any size:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/main/DaveMalouf4Barack

Thanks.

— the Obama Campaign!

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