As we drive across the frozen highways in southern Iowa we are buoyed by the stunning news that CBS/NY Times poll as well as a CNN poll have us statistically tied for first place in the nation with Rudy Giuliani.
The dramatic upswing in our campaign is due to the tremendous volunteer effort of the friends like you who have believed in me, not because the conventional wisdom said we would win but because your convictions said we should win. With the soaring numbers putting us past the better known and better funded candidates who have in most cases outspent us 10-1, they are now in panic mode frantically trying to brush back the efforts you have made possible.
In addition to a whirlwind of negative attacks through press releases as well as being the target of the first negative attack television ad in the Republican cycle we are bombarded by attempts in the press to do media dumpster diving and surface any negative twists that my long time political opponents operating the Clinton machine in Arkansas have done.
Will you make your first online contribution to our campaign today to help us respond?
Just last week in South Carolina a precious little 4 year old girl came to me at a campaign event and put in my hands three nickels and two dimes and said I want you to be president. While the amount of money may not buy a television ad to respond to these harsh attacks it fueled my enthusiasm as if it were a $2000 contribution.
Let me ask of you two urgent things: make a contribution today as generously as you can so we can purchase television time to defend against the desperate attacks. Your contribution of $1 (a buck for Huck!), $10, $25, $50, $100, $500 or even $1,000 will help us immediately.
Number two: this would be a great time for you to ask your friends and family members to join our team.
Pray for our safe travel on these icy roads!
With deep gratitude,