Barack Obama is set to accept his nomination at the Democratic National Convention shortly after 10:00pm ET tonight. So he made one last fundraising pitch before taking the stage, since he probably won’t make one on the stage itself:
Before I go on stage to accept the nomination, there's one thing I need to say: Thank you.
It's because you've got my back that I'm here. And if we win this, it will be because of you, too.
Can you pitch in $3 right now?
… I can't tell you how grateful I am.
P.S. -- This is my last campaign, and knowing you're with me means everything. I can't do this without you.
I’d like to think my work keeping all these politicians honest is all the help they need, or something. You’re welcome nonetheless, Mr. President.