Getting married? How about a gift for Obama, campaign suggests

You've dreamed of this day. Your life partner is there, your family and friends have gathered from far and wide, and all that's left to do before you share that first married kiss is say: I do(nate).

The Obama campaign, which has made political fundraising into an art form, rolled out yet another option on Friday for Americans who want to help give Barack Obama another four years in the White House: the Obama event registry.

"Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up?" the campaign asks on its official Web site. "Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It's a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it's a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl."

A quick look at comments on the site suggested that a least a few people were choosing to speak now rather than forever hold their peace. "This is something you would expect to see in North Korea from Dear Leader, not in the USA...." said "Jim." "When is the telethon?" snarked "Rick Z."

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