It is perhaps the most ill-advised subject line for a fundraiser email we’ve seen this cycle: You, Bill Clinton, a TV, and a bowl of chips. It sounds like a high-profile lawsuit waiting to happen. Or the chorus to a Steely Dan song. But it’s totally real! There’s a contest! You could sit on a couch and watch tv and eat Ruffles with America’s Favorite Former President Ever! Let’s let Bill explain how:
There are two things in this world that I love more than anything else — my family and politics. So you can imagine just how fired up I get when Hillary is on the stage debating the issues that matter to our country.
So here’s an idea: why don’t you and I share that excitement together during an upcoming debate. Hillary’s campaign will pick three people — each invited with a guest to watch one of the upcoming presidential debates with me. We’ll sit down in front of a big TV with a big bowl of chips, watch the debate, and talk about the race. If you enter before the Sunday midnight deadline, you and a guest could be the ones to sit down with me to watch a presidential debate.
He’s really hung up on this chips thing. Is that how they got him to agree to this nonsense? “You have to hang out with six randomly selected yahoos, Mr. President, but we’ll give you chips.” It also seems a little less romantic with all those other people there, but Hill’s campaign probably knows better than to let there be any chance of ol’ Slick Willy ending up with just one fortuitously endowed winner, a tv, and a bowl of chips.
“I’m excited about this idea because it involves three things I really enjoy,” Bill says. “Watching debates, watching Hillary run for president, and eating potato chips.” Wait, sorry, that last one is actually “meeting her strongest supporters.”
You might as well head over to the entry page and shell out a couple bucks and try to infiltrate the debate party to shout your support for Mike Gravel or something.
Watch a Debate With Bill [HillaryClinton.com]