Poker Players for Obama
Credit for this post goes to latefordinner of the 2+2 forums
It is becoming clear that Obama will be the Democratic candidate for president. It has also been talked about many times on here that Obama openly talk about enjoying playing poker for money, and that while he has not come down in favor of legalizing online poker, he likely represents our best shot. Certainly, he does not seem opposed to it if he can be convinced it is in his political best interests.
I was going to make an online fundraising page specifically targeting the poker player vote this evening, when I saw that one had already been made. Their current target is $1000, I think 2+2 alone can easily raise 10x that.
Please keep the Democrats are evil OMG posts to the politics forum. If you don't wish to donate, or don't wish to donate until it is known for sure whether Obama has the nomination, that is fine. However, money talks louder than words in DC, and I urge you, if you are serious about wanting to see online poker made explicitly legal in the next two years, to ante up a few big blinds from the normal stakes you play and make it explicit that the reason you are giving money to Obama's campaign is because you want to see him legalize online poker.
Once there is a substantial amount donated through this page, we have something tangible to point to when urging legalization in the future. Otherwise, we simply have an issue that let's face it, 95% of politicians could give a rat's bum about.
If you think Obama is the most poker-friendly candidate out there, I urge you to make that support known through a channel that will make it visible. This is that channel.
Note I am not affiliated with the page, nor do I know who made it, but I do know that when donations start showing up there it will be clear why they are there.