With midterm elections coming up, every donation counts. And the GOP has come up with a novel way to encourage the money to flow in.
The Republican National Committee will give a pair of President George H.W. Bush crazy colorful socks to people who donate more than $35. Bush sent an email to supporters explaining his enthusiasm for the project:
I'm a self-proclaimed sock man. The louder, the brighter, the crazier the pattern -- the better! It's usually the first thing people notice I'm wearing whenever I'm out in public and that's the way I like it.
So when Chairman Reince Priebus asked me to write to you on behalf of the Republican National Committee (RNC), I told him I'd be happy to do it. But on one condition: my letter to you had to involve socks.
The socks are embroidered with the Republican elephant and signed by the former president.Bush has demonstrated his love of colorful socks over the years.