In a few minutes, President Obama will address the nation about the beheading of an American by the terrorist group ISIS. But before facing the cameras, Obama sent out a fundraising appeal.
"Nothing has ever been more important than fighting for folks like you. You are my priority," writes Obama.
"And right now, a focus of that fight has to be getting people who really care about making things better for you elected. The upcoming elections could determine whether or not we have a Congress who will work with me to help you.
"That's why it's so important I spend some time helping Democrats campaign and win. I can only tackle the issues that matter to you with some help. Will you help me out, Daniel?"
He then asks for $3, $10, $25, $50, $100, or whatever else one would like to donate. And adds:
"We've got fewer than 80 days left until the election, and I know I can count on you to vote for our guys -- but I need you to take the next step and make an investment that will help us win in November.
"The bottom line is this: We can make so much progress if we work together as a team -- you, me, and Congress. Chip in $3 or whatever you can to help make that a reality."