The Washington Times - September 16, 2008, 04:21PM



This is interesting.


Bill Clinton solicits donations for his wife in an e-mail to supporters today.


He mentions “attacks from John McCain and Sarah Palin,” makes the pitch for Sen. Barack Obama (who he had lunch with in Harlem last week) and says donors can get a DVD with copies of his speech and Hillary’s speech from the Democratic National Convention.


Here’s his note:


If any of you are watching the latest Republican tactics and seeing the latest attacks from John McCain and Sarah Palin, you know to win in November and reverse the mistakes and misplaced priorities of the last eight years it’s going to take all of us working together. The stakes couldn’t be any higher.

If you saw our convention in Denver, I’m sure you know that Democrats are 100 percent ready to go to work to win big!

That has a lot to do with Hillary. I couldn’t have been more proud of the speech she gave in Denver. She made it clear why, if you supported her candidacy, you should also support Barack Obama.

Her historic speech inspired me and millions of others, and it was a great reminder of how important it is that we also continue to support Hillary’s efforts to speak out on behalf of ordinary Americans. There’s no better way to show her your continuing support right now than by making a contribution today. And if you contribute $50 or more, you’ll get a DVD with her historic speech in Denver and the inspiring video that introduced her. It’ll include a message that Hillary recorded just for you, where she shares some special moments from her week in Denver. And we’ll put my speech on there for you, too. For a limited time only if you contribute $250 or more you will receive the special “Signature” edition personally signed by Hillary.

Contribute today, and you’ll receive a DVD copy of Hillary’s and my convention speeches.

After an 18-month primary campaign, Democrats are coming together with one purpose: to elect Barack Obama. After eight years of George W. Bush, America is hungry for real change.

It’s the kind of change that someone like John McCain — who has voted with George W. Bush 90 percent of the time — just can’t bring. Hillary and I are going to do everything we can to help make Barack Obama president, and we are going to keep fighting for our values, just as we have all along.

Help Hillary continue to make history. Donate $50 today, and you’ll get a DVD of her historic convention speech — and mine, too!

If you give $250 or more you will get a special edition signed by Hillary!

This is going to be a great year for Democrats and for America. I hope you’re as excited about it as I am.

Thank you for everything,

Bill Clinton


Christina Bellantoni, national political reporter,
The Washington Times


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