Too late to run, too late to cry now, the time has come for Monday Mail.
Today's opening is from the Randy Newman song "Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man)."
A reader gives us reason to consider a pitch from President Barack Obama. I've been getting these since I signed up for campaign emails in 2008. I signed up for John McCain's emails, too, but he never writes anymore:
As we're organizing the last dinner with supporters on my last campaign, our kind of politics is running up against a very cynical calculation: That a few billionaires writing $10 million checks are enough to overpower the voices of millions of Americans.
That's why I want to meet you for dinner.
Donate $5 or whatever you can to our people-powered campaign, and be automatically entered to join me. Overnight, we aren't going to change the rules that allow outside groups to spend hundreds of millions of dollars.... So we have to stay on the case every day.
Last week we learned more than 1.1 million donors in August alone ... had outraised Mitt Romney and the Republicans for the first time since April. If we keep doing this our way, I guarantee you there'll be no stopping us....
I get so many emails asking for five bucks that I think you should just come to Columbus and accost people on the street, saying, "Hey, have you got like five dollars I can have? I'm running for president."
You don't see Mitt Romney harassing the lazy moochers who aren't going to vote for him.
Just like a prayer
That was an example of the campaign emails I usually delete. This reader writes back. He copied me on this response to "Obama for America":
The more I PRAY for this Administration, the more it seems to want to shoot itself in the foot. From that ALMOST debacle moment at the Convention involving "GOD and Jeruselem" to now almost giving Iran the permission to continue its pursuit of making a nuclear weapon to not backing Israel in their stance against Iran.
Israel should lead the first wave of attack on Iran's facilities and the United States should be in the second wave cleaning up what's left....
You think You can't lose this election but You keep on and You just might see that GOD still works in mysterious ways....
Willie Earl Means.
Starting another war in the Middle East could weaken turnout among the 47 percent of parasitical deadbeats who aren't going to vote for Romney.
Tim Chitwood, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-571-8508.