Will MySpace show Barack Obama the money?

Summary:Digital Markets Blog presidential campaign 2008 special series on what I am calling “User Generated Politics”Barack Obama on MySpace, the REAL Barack Obama on MySpace, is closing in on 100,000 friends.(SEE  MySpace to 175 million friends: It’s OUR Space, not yours!

Digital Markets Blog presidential campaign 2008 special series on what I am calling “User Generated Politics”

Barack Obama on MySpace, the REAL Barack Obama on MySpace, is closing in on 100,000 friends.

(SEE  MySpace to 175 million friends: It’s OUR Space, not yours!)

Hillary Clinton officially has 83,715 MySpace friends; Obama bests the front runner with 90,914 official MySpace friends.

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Obama is now hoping his friends mean money. The "Official" Barack Obama MySpace Profile is sporting a handy "Donate Now" call to action:

"Show your support. Donate to the Presidential campaign now!"

By now, Obama means make a pledge on the spot by entering a dollar amount directly in his "Donation Badge."

By "pledging" a donation amount, MySpacers are then taken to the BarackObama.com official campaign donation submission form to "make your donation online":

This campaign is about building a different kind of politics. We don't take money from lobbyists or political action committees, and we're going to build a broad base of individual donors to ensure that this campaign answers to no one but the people. That starts with you. Make your donation online using the form below.

The Obama online donation form appears pre-populated with the MySpacers pledged donation amount.

WILL IT WORK? [poll id=102]

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