President Obama’s bizarre marriage-theme fund-raising scheme — where he asks couples to request campaign donations from their guests in lieu of wedding gifts — has been a total flop.
The desperate initiative, dubbed “the Event Registry,” is being mocked by event planners and couples — and shows how desperate the Obama campaign is to keep up with GOP contender Mitt Romney’s fund-raising. ...
“It’s a gift that we can all appreciate — and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl,” said campaign staffer Laura Wilson while announcing the initiative.
The Obama campaign didn’t return requests for comment.
But wedding industry pros called the ploy tasteless and divisive.
“This is absurd. Republican or Democrat, you shouldn’t bring politics into a wedding,” said Kristin Koch, a senior editor with weddingchannel.com. “We found that nearly everyone found this to be a bad idea.”
Brides-to-be commenting on her site’s message board called the initiative “gross!” and “tacky” — with one writing, “Hell no!”
“Politics and my personal celebrations should not be mixed,” another bride wrote. (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/wedder_to_obama_we_don_ImgCEHSdrILeVj5VlN0EFJ)
I can't imagine who would do this. Weddings are suppose to be (mainly) about the bride not politics!