Patch's Poll: Would You Pay $500 to Attend a Presidential Campaign Visit?

That was the ticket price to see President Barack Obama during a campaign stop in Stamford on Monday.

President Barack Obama came to Connecticut Monday evening for a pair of quick fundraising visits with supporters and wealthy donors.

to a $500-per-ticket reception at the Stamford Marriott, followed by a $35,800-a-head dinner at the Westport home of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. The money will go straight to Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign.      

. The president’s campaign has raised $2.8 million versus Romney’s campaign raising $4.8 million.

All this talk about money has got us asking: would you pay $500 to see a presidential candidate speak, whether it be Obama or Romney? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

MAC August 08, 2012 at 03:15 AM
My spouse and I spent $500 to be in Ann Romney's Stamford audience a few months back, and it was worth it because she will be a beautiful and perfect First Lady starting next January! Not to mention that Romney is a statesman and proven executive who will get our nation back on the road to Prosperity! Speaking of Stamford, I was there yesterday across the street, with other patriots and common sense Americans protesting that "WE built this, Mr. President!!" Obama was at the Stamford Marriott for another of his desperate fundraisers, hoping to (not gonna happen!) make up some of the ground he has lost to Romney. ..."Obama is losing independents and having trouble fundraising in Connecticut. ...it's a big switch from 2008. "Where you can really see his problems is in fundraising."... "See the financial shellacking Obama is getting from Romney in one of America's wealthiest communities"... "Romney is raising four times as much from an area that, in 2008, Obama positively relied on."... "The area is on pace to outperform the money contributed in 2008. If any donors are sitting out, they're Obama donors being replaced by Romney backers"... "Obama is getting creamed on fundraising on this crucial turf. The wealthy Connecticut crowd that paid the rent in 2008 isn't with him anymore."... http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-fundraising-problems-in-connecticut-2012-8
Paul Lambert August 08, 2012 at 11:25 AM
I'm under the impression that I'm not supposed to have to pay to have access to my elected officials...
Ken August 08, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Five hundred dollars to see Mitt Romney? Yes, definitely. Five hundred dollars to see Comrade Obama? Definitely NOT!!!
Marcie August 08, 2012 at 02:25 PM
$500 to the food pantry? YES! $500 to pay to "see" an elected official who doesn't give two poops about you? NO!
Bud Usich August 08, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Let's see, would that money go to help pay for the all the fuel that is used for the candidate to campaign, for his family to go on multiple vavcations, play golf ( is there a maximum ?) feed the hungry and homeless, pay for all the flights that are constantly being diverted( restricted air space) because the candidate is tripping around , contribute to the Wounded Warriors Fund, etc. I do believe I need more details before I contribute. Oh no, maybe I meant to say rules?? I forgot. Rules are for everyone else except those in lofty political offices. Bud Usich


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