TicketGate: Hope for sale

Team Obama depicted the Invesco Field speech as an “open convention” — a typical faux-populist gesture — and then the truth is discovered:

Barack Obama’s big-money donors are being offered premier seats to his acceptance speech at Invesco Field at Mile High, according to information obtained by The Denver Post.
Top fundraisers for the “Obama Victory Fund” were offered club-level seats through the end of Monday for $1,000 apiece. Also, the biggest donors to the Democratic National Convention’s host committee and select VIPs are getting ultra-plush suites at Invesco.
The Obama campaign and its partners at the Democratic National Convention Committee have 8,300 club-level seats. If all were purchased, it could mean a cash infusion of $8.3 million.

Change. Not small change, either.

UPDATE: $8.3 million will go a long way toward providing “street money” in Philadelphia, I suppose.

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