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: Chicago Culture Celebrates The City While Giving Back To Youth For Black History Month
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: Mother And 10-Year-Old Daughter Dead, 4 Family Members Hospitalized After House Fire In Auburn Gresham
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 Weather: Warm But Wet Sunday Morning Ahead Of Cold Front
I’d be happy to pay three dollars for that.