I can’t believe someone at the RNC leaked this to Ben Smith:
The Republican National Committee plans to raise money this election cycle through an aggressive campaign capitalizing on “fear” of President Barack Obama and a promise to “save the country from trending toward socialism.”
The strategy was detailed in a confidential party fundraising presentation, obtained by POLITICO, which also outlines how “ego-driven” wealthy donors can be tapped with offers of access and “tchochkes”.
This reminds me of my all-time favorite email exchange:
‘Did we win it?” Scanlon wrote back.
‘The [expletive] troglodytes didn’t vote on you today,” Abramoff responded.
”What’s a troglodyte?” Scanlon asked.
”What am I, a dictionary? :) It’s a lower form of existence, basically,”
Update. I guess some idiot left it in a hotel.
The 72-page document was provided to POLITICO by a Democrat, who said a hard copy had been left in the hotel hosting the $2,500-a-head retreat, the Gasparilla Inn & Club. Sources at the event said the presentation was delivered by Bickhart and by the RNC Finance Chairman, Peter Terpeluk, a former ambassador to Luxembourg under President George W. Bush.