Patch's Poll: Would You Pay $500 to Attend a Presidential Campaign Visit?

That was the ticket price to see President Barack Obama during a campaign stop in Stamford on Monday.


President Barack Obama came to Connecticut Monday evening for a pair of quick fundraising visits with supporters and wealthy donors.

to a $500-per-ticket reception at the Stamford Marriott, followed by a $35,800-a-head dinner at the Westport home of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. The money will go straight to Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign.

. The president’s campaign has raised $2.8 million versus Romney’s campaign raising $4.8 million.

All this talk about money has got us asking: would you pay $500 to see a presidential candidate speak, whether it be Obama or Romney? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

Daniella Ruiz August 08, 2012 at 10:07 PM
didn't that software guy Ross Perot say something like 'Listen to the sucking sound!". ?? it's reverberating louder than ever with each cycle of these campaigns and elections. most of those $35K donations are merely 'tax writeoffs' for these fat-cats anyway, a drop in the bucket!
Howard Smith August 09, 2012 at 11:24 PM
more kool-aid Christopher?
Howard Smith August 09, 2012 at 11:38 PM
We do not need new laws, we the final say, we need to hold them accountable and that means being involved and knowledgeable. It's a novel concept this self government. but if you do not do it you lose it . You do it by knowing who you are voting for on the local level, it's like building a farm team, these people will move up only with your support. David this election is no joke.
Howard Smith August 09, 2012 at 11:42 PM
I'll pay $500 to attend O's early retirement bash.
REVMAN August 10, 2012 at 10:47 AM
I would like to be a fly-on-the-wall at Obama's $35,800 a plate dinner,I'll bet you a million dollare he doesn't say"TAX THE RICH THEY DON'T PAY ENOUGH".


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