Considering the unprecedented debt that Obama has run up in this country, it is fitting that he would suggest that his fellow travelers do the same. I suspect there will be lots of boosted credit card charges. Obama's contributors Good Will, Loving you, Doo da DooDa -- watch out!
Obama raised tens of millions of dollars illegally: Obama's Contributions: Foreign and Domestic. I would expect Obama to double, triple that this round.
Obama campaign rolls out Square mobile fundraising platform By Byron Tau (hat tip Laura)
(Image courtesy of Square, Inc.)
Campaign personnel are being issued Square mobile credit card readers, allowing them to process donations with their iPhone or Android phones, a campaign official tells POLITICO. The rollout will happen nationwide, and involve staff at all levels.
The technology is a boon for canvassers and other field staff — potentially saving the campaign hundreds of hours of time processing donations, and giving field staff enormous flexibility. Moreover, it's another good example of the power of mobile technology to streamline and automate otherwise mundane — but nevertheless important — campaign tasks.
Square has been used by a handful of local political campaigns, but the Obama campaign's adoption is the first national political adoption of the technology.