Attend summer camp with Mitt Romney for a mere $50,000 — We're planning some summer fun for the 1%
Well, we’ve got our nominee squared away so the Romney camp decided to get all Kickstarter-y with their big money donors over the weekend. Buzzfeed got their little mitts on a fundraising letter that went out to high net worth individuals over the weekend. And if you are ready to pony up a cool $50k then get ready for special access at the inauguration (a bit presumptive, no?), along with some quality time with Mitt, and your fellow big donors, at a summertime escape with the candidate himself:
The campaign is asking people who are able to make a $50,000 contribution to do so today and become a “Founding Member” of Romney Victory. These donors will be invited to a special retreat with Governor Romney in late June in California and will have preferred status at the first Presidential Inaugural retreat as well as yet to be determined access at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August.
So, just what sort of campfire activities do Ann and the family have in store for you and your fellow 1%-ers? Let’s take a look:
- Trust falls–onto cushy piles of $100 bills.
- Campfire sing-along led by Kid Rock–unfortunately, the songbooks is kind of limited, what with all of those musicians getting pissed at Romney for using their songs. Now that Santorum is out, maybe Dave Mustaine will let Mitt Romney use as many Megadeth songs as he wants!
- Horseback riding–you can bring your own horse, but only if it is an Austrian Warmblood or a Missouri Fox Trotter. Don’t even try to bring some beast with a lesser gait, like an American Quarter Horse. Ann will host a dressage workshop for the ladies
- Ropes course–watch members of the lamestream media try to shimmy their way over crocodile infested waters!
- Stand your ground target practice–hosted by the NRA and Ted Nugent.
- S’mores with Tagg!
- Hybrid helicopter-airplane demonstration–Bloomberg is already on the waitlist, so get in line.
- And don’t forget to bring your pets! Mitt knows they love the fresh air, so just strap your (AKC certified) pooch to the roof and head on out to California.
The full text of the fundraising letter is below. And don’t worry if you can’t manage the $50k. A photo op with the candidate will only set you back $10,000:
The campaign is now moving into its next phase with the formation of “Romney Victory.” This is a joint fundraising committee established between Romney for President, the RNC and a number of battleground fund states. Romney Victory will make it easy for a donor to make one contribution to fund various committees focused on the election. The legal maximum that an individual can donate to Romney Victory is $75,800. The campaign is asking people who are able to make a $50,000 contribution to do so today and become a “Founding Member” of Romney Victory. These donors will be invited to a special retreat with Governor Romney in late June in California and will have preferred status at the first Presidential Inaugural retreat as well as yet to be determined access at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August.
As for our Georgia efforts, Governor Romney will be returning to Atlanta on June 11th to participate in two Romney Victory fundraising events.
The first event will be a reception which will be 1K per person/2K per couple to attend and 10K per couple to get a photo with Governor Romney. 10K represents a maxed out couple, giving $2500 each to both the primary and general election. Please keep in mind that while we are now accepting general election funds, we are still raising primary dollars. Contributions made to Romney Victory will first go toward the primary election account and then once an individual has reached their $2500 limit, the general election account. We are forming a host committee for this event, asking each host to raise 25K. There will be a private reception for the host committee with the Governor prior to the event.
The second event on the 11th will be a private dinner at a home in Buckhead that is being co-chaired by Tom Bell, Fred Cooper, Bernie Marcus and Jeffrey Sprecher. This dinner will be for “Founding Members” of Romney Victory who contribute 50K.
On April 27th, Spencer Zwick, Governor Romney’s national finance chairman, will be in Atlanta to participate in a lunch with the host committee and co-chairs for the June 11th events.
We have two months to make the June 11th events a success and I am confident that we can do it.
We know there have been a number of people who have been standing on the sidelines waiting for a nominee to be selected. It is now clear who the nominee will be and we will be making every effort to reach out to all those who have yet to give as well as those who previously supported another candidate. We now all need to unify in our efforts to retire President OBAMA in November.
Please let me know that you will be participating in this critical phase of the future of our country. I would like to request that you take a moment and reply back to me as soon as possible as to whether you would like to serve on the Host Committee for the June 11th reception and/or if you are interested in participating in the private dinner on June 11th?
The future of our country is at stake.