Posted by | August 17, 2011 16:47 | Filed under: Contributors Gabe Berman Opinion Politics

by Gabe Berman
Gabe is the author of Live Like a Fruit Fly

Dear Michele,

According to the Federal Election Committee, President Obama raised $532,946,511 for the 2008 election. And in case you’re having problems with the commas, that’s 500 million and change. If by some chance you get the Republican nod, you’re going to have to come up with at least that.

But as every thinking person knows, you haven’t a prayer. Obama will school you in 2012. It’s equivalent to a match-up between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Hebrew school basketball team I played for when I was twelve.

Which brings me to my simple point: give the money to charity. Imagine the lives you’d impact if you instructed your supporters to donate hundreds of millions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital?

But every time you open your mouth, you continue to confirm that you only care about one person. And no, that person isn’t Jesus.

Please do the right thing,

Gabe Berman

P.S. “Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of god.”

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By: Gabe Berman

Gabe Berman is a native New Yorker who settled in South Florida after graduating from the University of Miami. An epiphany, a passion, and a trail of breadcrumbs led him out of Corporate America and into the career he was meant for. After eight years of writing columns for the Miami Herald, his book - Live Like A Fruit Fly - was published by HCI Books and subsequently endorsed by Deepak Chopra. His second book, The Complete B.S. Free and Totally Tested Writing Guide, helps artists find their voice and his latest work, Where Is God When Our Loved Ones Get Sick?, uncovers the answer to this haunting question.