Because, you know, a president should be able to obtain a private citizen’s e-mail address without his or her consent.
The Obama presidential campaign is launching an effort to collect Republican email addresses by inviting its supporters to submit information about their Republican associates to the Obama 2012 website.
The effort could help the Obama campaign build a database that would enable it to target Republican voters during the general election campaign. But, more perniciously, it could also become part of an Democratic effort to influence Republican primary voters to select a candidate Democrats think Obama could most easily defeat.
Pretty despicable if you ask me, especially since the Obama campaign is treating this like a “prank.” Well, if he thinks harassing people via e-mail will land him new supporters, he’s out of his simple little mind.