I, and millions of others received an e-mail for Joe Biden late last week. It said in part: "Steven -- I need to ask you one last thing before tonight's midnight deadline:
"If you know you're going to donate to this campaign eventually, what's stopping you from doing it right now?
"If you're going to be a part of history in 2012, it's time to get off the sidelines."
My response: "The Obama administration surrounded itself with Goldman Sachs financial advisors, escalated the Afghanistan war, gave proposals to Congress that were fashioned to appeal to 'liberal' Republicans, appealed to centrists, mocked the left, and stood above the Democratic Party rather than with it. The person who was supposed to be the head of the Democratic Party allowed the Republican Party to shape the national dialogue without a leader willing to give the lie to their preposterous fantasies about how jobs are created. And you dare to wonder what is stopping me? Go get money from Goldman Sachs and the centrists. Meanwhile, I'll give money to those in the legislature who tried to get your administration to join the Democratic Party."
I have not ruled out giving Obama money later (while holding my nose). But I guess I missed out on being a "part of history" by not meeting the midnight deadline.