Urban legend? Child sells toy for Obama
by ocli, Fri Feb 08, 2008 at 09:53:04 AM EST
Has anyone heard this story? It sounds like the kind of urban legend that gets sent around in a mass email. Someone from San Francisco called in to the Ed Shultz show today and reported it as having happened to a friend of his. I don't have all the words memorized, but here is the gist of it:
This "friend" was bringing a "disadvantaged" young boy to the polls with him on Super Tuesday for a "teaching moment". As the man was standing there deciding who to vote for, the child pulled $17.80 out of his pocket. Even though his family only had a TV on a card table, he had seen Obama speak and sold his best toy to get money to donate to the Obama campaign. Of course the man decided then and there to vote for Obama, and supposedly so did this caller after he heard the story.
Ed pretty much went right to commercial, but didn't challenge this guy on what is quite obvious to me a fake story. I've looked it up Snopes and other urban legend sites, but have not found it. Let me know if you have seen it, or heard it in other forms, and I will submit it to Snopes myself.
Am I just too cynical to believe in the Oba-magic?