Thank you! We are almost there. With 48 hours to go, we are only a few dozen contributions away from reaching our goal of 400 contributions (and we did this in half the time we expected!).
If you havent had a chance to make a contribution, I urge you to do so. To make a contribution please click here.
Doing so today will put you in good company. Hundreds of individuals have already made a contribution to our campaign, including 220 first-time contributors!
If you missed my last email, let me explain why there is a barber pole in the upper right corner of this email.
A joke I used in the last Republican debate comparing Congressional spending to John Edwards spending money in a beauty shop seems to have gone over pretty well. Folks that hadn't given my campaign for President much thought, sat-up, took notice and then began to listen to me a little more closely. Since then people have been flooding my website to see where I stand on the issues and signing up to receive my campaign emails.
With such a positive reaction to my joke, we began to brainstorm about how we could have a little bit more fun at the expense of John Edwards' hair!
So we added a Barber pole to my campaign website, the kind that hangs inside or outside of barbershops all over this country, but probably not where John Edwards gets his haircut! We set a goal of raising 400 contributions (one contribution for each $1 John Edwards spent on his haircut) in 96 hours and as contributions have come in we have marked them off on the barber pole.
Because, besides hearing about my joke after the debate, I also heard a lot of talk about my campaign needing to raise money in order to effectively compete with John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney. While I have always focused on ideas, I am learning how truly important it is to have staff, organization and the necessary financial resources in place in order to get your message out to the voters.
And so today, I am asking for your help.
I encourage you to contribute whatever amount you can afford, contribute what you would normally pay for a haircut or contribute what I pay for a haircut which is $15.
From now until June 30, we will periodically place the barber pole on our website. Each time we do, we will target 400 contributions of whatever amount you can afford over a set period of time.
We think this is a fun way to raise money and demonstrate how our base of support is growing. Please help us reach our first goal. Make a contribution today!