It's been great to see so many people answering campaign manager Jim Messina’s call yesterday to take ownership of this campaign and see their donation matched by another supporter. This morning, President Obama sent a message of his own:
Someone is about to tap you on the shoulder.
It's someone who's already made a donation to the 2012 campaign—and who's willing to give again if you'll step up and take ownership of it, too.
They've made a promise to match your first donation to this campaign, so if you decide to give $25 now, you'll double your impact.
We're not just gathering donations here. We're gathering people.
We didn't get this far by doing things the usual way. Our campaign doesn't take money from Washington lobbyists or special-interest PACs.
We're doing this the right way—with a whole lot of people like you taking the lead.
One of our earliest supporters is prepared to make a second donation in order to persuade you to make your first. It's that kind of commitment that creates a grassroots campaign capable of changing the outcome of an election—and capable of changing the course of this country.
That's the spirit that drives us. And it starts with a tap on the shoulder.
Now all you have to do is take them up on the offer. Give it a go.