CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s bizarre, obscene, what’s happening in the race for president — the money being spent to buy the White House.
Hundreds of millions, and by time the race is over, $2 billion.READ MORE: Little Village Residents Call For Change And Consequences After Release Of Video Showing Police Killing Adam Toledo, 13
The candidates are begging for money. In emails, almost every day now, President Barack and Lady Michelle are pestering me to pony up. They are having a birthday party Saturday at their home here in Chicago.READ MORE: Adam Toledo Shooting: Slow-Motion Video Of Second Before Teen Was Fatally Shot
Walter, it “could be the last one I celebrate as president. It’s up to you! If you pitch in three dollars, you and a guest will be entered in a lottery to join me.” Thanks, he says, I hope I’ll see you soon.
I don’t know, Mr. President, how I got onto your mailing list or how I can get off. It’s not that I don’t want to go to your home. I just wish when you’re here, you’ll come out of your home to walk the streets, just a bit, and propose a plan for stopping the violence in Chicago.MORE NEWS: Chicago Police Release Video, Still Images They Say Show Adam Toledo Holding Gun
I’d be happy to pay three dollars for that.