Monday, March 24, 2008

Dinner With Obama

What would you give to have dinner with Obama?





How about none of the above?

I’m not implying in any way, shape, or form, that dinner with Barack Obama wouldn’t be worth one of the numbers above - for most of us, one of the smaller ones. But right now, for a limited time, you can win a chance to dine with Barack “The Change Machine” Obama for any donation to his Presidential Primary campaign. Even five bucks.

Here’s the link:

I find this proposition very exciting. After all, who doesn’t like free dinner. And on top of all that, you get some serious face time with one of the most charmingly approachable, mesmerizingly affable, and bewitchingly adorable gentlemen to ever grace the halls of Congress.

He’s such a vamp.

Seriously though, this guy is way cool. And I bet he’s just as cool in person.

But getting back to the central matter at hand - the free dinner. A few questions come to mind immediately.

- Where do you think he’d take us to eat? Olive Garden? Applebee’s? Please?

Barack, if this is what's for dinner, then I'm heading over to Red Lobster to meet Hillary. At least she'll let me order the Shrimp Combo.

- How many beers could I have before the Secret Service cut me off? Six? Twelve?

- What would I wear? Business casual? Power tie/power slacks/power socks combo? Top-hat and jockstrap?

- What would he wear? Capitol Hill Collection suit and tie? Sweatpants and t-shirt? Linen slacks and a blazer, with wife-beater underneath – Don Johnson/Sonny Crockett style?

- And finally, what would we talk about? Politics? March Madness? The new Batman movie?

- Oh, and also, am I allowed to order the surf ‘n turf?

So, admittedly, and as you could’ve guessed from my enthusiasm, I already entered the contest. I made certain that the donation was small enough to ensure a relatively solid return on investment. Even if I don’t win, I can still enjoy some amount of residual excitement during this upcoming week.

And at the very, very absolute least, I bought myself a reasonably timely blog topic.

Of course if I win, I’ll be sure to tell you all about it - and thus, will have bought myself two blog topics.

In other words, I can’t lose. And neither can Barack Obama.

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