You know that campaign finance filing deadlines are coming up when Barack Obama starts begging for small-dollar donations to up his total donation amount and make it appear as if Mr. Wall Street is funded by everyday folks.  A few weeks ago, Prof. Jacobson urged his readers to not fall for the “donate $5 and win a chance to eat dinner with me” gimmick, noting that the price would probably drop to $3.  Yes, Prof. Jacobson, you were right – but you didn’t know that Obama might call you as well.  Here’s the email*:

Friend —
I enjoy talking about fundraising deadlines as much as I imagine you enjoy hearing about them.
But this Friday’s deadline is important.
It’s a chance for us to prove how we’re different from any campaign in politics: We rely on ordinary Americans giving what they can — one grassroots donation at a time.

As long as you ignore the billion dollars in special-interest money, Wall Street donations, corporate donations, free money from the media that is in the tank for Obama, foreign donations, and money-bundlers who get giant goverment-backed loans for their businesses from the Obama Administration, yes, it’s totally a grass-roots effort.  Which is to say, once you take away the engine, the transmission, wheels, steering wheel, catalytic converter, radiator, and axles, it’s totally a great car. Moving right along.

This is not just a campaign. It’s a chance for each of us as citizens to organize and change the course of history.

I thought we already changed the course of history by electing your dumb butt to the highest office in the land.  Or do we want to “change the course of history” by making that mistake again, totally destroying the economy, our military power, and spend our days telling our grandchildren about when America was the greatest nation on earth?

And before we close the books this Friday at midnight, I hope you’ll become a part of it.
Please donate $3 or more today.
I’ll be calling some grassroots donors like you by phone this week, so I can say thank you.

Three dollars could get you a phone call from Obama Himself!  How exciting.  After QE3, 4, 5, and 6, however, it won’t even get you penny candy.

*Reading BHO’s drivel so you don’t have to. You’re welcome.

…in Maine. I won’t be back till Thursday and I promised my wife that I wouldn’t take the laptop with me.

I’ve got some scheduled posts to hold everyone over meanwhile I have a new article up at Examiner.com here

While agreeing that some of Scott Brown’s votes have disappointed the Tea Party it is worth noting that his election was a game changer nationally and statewide. Ample proof of this was delivered to my email box yesterday morning in the form of a press release:.

BOSTON – On Monday, September 26th at noon in Room 222 of the State House, a bipartisan and bicameral coalition of legislations will announce the filing of a comprehensive illegal immigration bill directed at enhancing the safety of the Commonwealth’s communities and the protection of taxpayer dollars.

After reading that paragraph the first thing I did was confirm that:

I was awake
I was in Massachusetts.

click on it and read it, it’s like hitting DaTipJar for .0075 when you do.

Read you all Thursday evening.

This has been a good twelve hours for Herman Cain

First he wins the Twin City Tea Party Straw poll, BOTH for president and VP and appearing on over 60% of the ballots.

Then he tops in the New Zogby poll

Then the next day Morgan Freeman who Cain hit the day before over his “Tea Party are racist” comments turns out to be less easy reader and more the black version of Woody Allen:

Anyone else wondering if Morgan paid off his now ex-wife, so he could quietly marry his step-granddaughter?

According to the Enquirer, Freeman cheated on his now ex-wife with a number of women—E’Dina being one of them—and Freeman and E’Dina’s affair began when when she was just a teenager (and we thought this whole incestual relationship couldn’t get any worse)! But apparently now that he’s no longer legally bound to another woman, the Oscar-winner has vowed to make a “decent” woman out of his step-granddaughter and father her children!

So much for the moral authority bit.

And via American Glob Politio by highlighting Huntsman over him in their article gives more agata to Morning Joe and the left today.

Now it remains to be seen how well Cain does as a front runner vs a man in the pack.

Update: Morning Joe spends 5 min on Doretos and the Red Sox and then goes with the older CNN poll not mentioning Zobgy this morning and goes long on Chris Christie for 8 min.

Meanwhile Robert Stacy McCain says this at the spectator:

What Herman Cain did in Orlando this weekend was both completely unexpected and entirely predictable. As late as Friday afternoon, none of the pundits expected the Atlanta businessman to win the Florida GOP’s “Presidency 5” straw poll. But if what it took to win was a dynamic speaker who could bring a roomful of grassroots Republicans to their feet, Cain’s victory was in some sense inevitable.

and notes this on the blog:

Sarah points out that Zogby includes survey information from Monday. An earlier poll by CNN, showing Perry still ahead, was taken Friday through Sunday. But (a) it was Perry’s defeat in the straw poll that will do the most damage, and (b) weekend survey data is untrustworthy. Only when I see an all-weekday polls fully reflecting the impact of the Orlando vote will I be confident about the trend.

The earlier poll is what Morning Joe went with, along with Jon Huntsman who they are having on the show in one more desperate attempt to give him a boost. Meanwhile the Lonely Conservative notes the following:

The only reason Cain wasn’t higher in the polls before is that the media didn’t give him the time of day. Now that people are getting to know him, they’re starting to like him. What’s not to like? He’s a successful man who clearly loves life, has good ideas and shares the values most of us hold dear. Oh, and did I mention that he’s not a professional politician?

It looks like MSNBC is going long on the “not giving the time of day” business. I’ve got a call into Ellen Carmichael I’ll try to get a comment before the computer is shut off for two days.

Update: Missed the 7 a.m. hour of Morning Joe due to mass but why do I have the feeling this (via insty) is related?

Ivan Lewis, the shadow culture secretary, will propose a licensing scheme for journalists through a professional body that will have the power to forbid people who breach its code of conduct from doing journalism in the future.

Given that “journalism” presently encompasses “publishing accounts of things you’ve seen using the Internet” and “taking pictures of stuff and tweeting them” and “blogging” and “commenting on news stories,” this proposal is even more insane than the tradition “journalist licenses” practiced in totalitarian nations.

This is (pardon my language) an MSM wet dream