According to Matthew Payne in The Wall Street Journal, Democratic Party Presidential Candidate Barack Obama held a rally on the University of Wisconsin campus last Thursday. But there were conditions attached for the students’ to gain permissiontickets to attend.
In order to get a ticket for the speech, students were forced to go to Mr. Obama’s campaign website and pledge their support for the president—in the process giving the Obama campaign a gold mine of contact information in a key swing state.
Worse, the University was complicit in this:
The university even provided direct links to the website—free advertising to 40,000 students in one of Mr. Obama’s most important demographics.
Can we afford four years of a more “flexible” President, even less accountable than he recognizes himself to be today?