Of course Axelrod could have linked to the their official YouTube page to watch the video, instead he sends people to the campaign website plastered with fundraising pleas.
Via Washington Secrets:
They won the campaign handily and even had $14.2 million to spare, but the Obama-Biden campaign is still raising money, this time off the president’s comments about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut.
In email from chief campaign advisor David Axelrod that urges supporters to watch President Obama’s moving address to the community of Newtown, there are two links that open a page with a video player featuring the president’s speech and two donate buttons asking for $15-$1,000 for his campaign.
“The next chapter begins today. Stand with President Obama for the next four years,” headlines the donation page.
While he links to the donation pages in his email, Axelrod did not mention donations with his words. Instead, he expresses the horror the nation feels about the shootings. “Our hearts broke on Friday as we learned of the tragic and senseless deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut,” he wrote. “As we reflect on the lives lost last week, we must also, as the president urged, consider how each of us can play a part in making our country worthy of the memory of those little children.”
But above and below a picture of Obama giving his speech are two links to the donation and video player page.