Skip to comments.Hillary's Hollywood Friends Switch Sides
Posted on 01/24/2007 7:53:03 PM PST by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
Jan. 24, 2007 - Is Hollywood abandoning Hillary?
On Wednesday morning, hundreds of Hollywood's movers and shakers received an invitation that they may find hard to refuse.
They've been invited to come meet Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic Party's new superstar. He already has the buzz, but can he bring home the prize?
Movie moguls Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg want their Hollywood peers to join them at a Feb. 20 fundraiser the three are throwing for Obama.
For $2,300 a person and $4600 a couple, they can meet the candidate at a reception at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Those who commit to raising $46,000 (10 couples/20 tickets) for the evening will be invited to a private dinner at Geffen's Malibu, Calif., home.
The fundraiser represents a major slap for Obama's main competitor, Sen. Hillary Clinton, who has received financial support from all three moguls in the past. Their company, Dreamworks SKG, has contributed $47,000 to Clinton since her 2000 New York Senate campaign.
Spielberg alone has contributed $11,000 to Clinton since that campaign, and his political consultant, Andy Spahn, emphasized that Spielberg and Geffen have not yet officially endorsed Obama. "Mr. Katzenberg is endorsing Sen. Obama's candidacy," he said. "Mr. Spielberg is co-hosting the event but has not made any endorsements as of yet."
Spahn added that Spielberg "expects to be helpful to a few candidates during this exploratory phase," and may host fundraisers for Clinton and John Edwards as well. "Spielberg likes John Edwards and has a relationship with him -- those are the two who he also likes."
Since the invitation went out just this morning, it was not clear who had R.S.V.P.'d for the event. But it is likely that those celebrities who've expressed support for Obama's candidacy -- including George Clooney, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Oprah Winfrey, Oliver Stone and superagent Ari Emanuel -- will be at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 20.
Took me a second but nice touch man
I have requested a title change..
Ah. Clever. :-)
Oh man. This is one time when the headline actually made sense AFTER you read the story. LOL.
You mean our country's politics is determined by multi-millionaires? Who woulda thunk it?
By the way, this is the party of the little people.
The country should have a "liberal tax". Since the liberals want to spend more money on federal programs, they should be forced to pony up.
Wow! Nice discount! I guess if a couple brings both sets of parents it would be $13,800.00
But do they discriminate against homosexual couples, or are they celebrating diversity at these Hollywood fundraisers?
These are Aspen Institute dorks who want the Tobin tax- that is, a global tax.
They don't think she has what it takes to win.
The presstitutes alwys want to make it sound like the jostling and rivalries are more than just acts in a bad play.
I'd like these three multi-millionaire (billionaire?) moguls to go on record as to Sen. Obama's qualifications for the Presidency. Where is his gravitas? His experience?
Would any of them feel comfortable surrendering the reigns to their financial fortunes and business interests to this man to run their companies with his level of experience? If not their private operations, what makes him qualified to run America?
You gotta love it.
Oh the Horror, the Horror!
"Wow! Nice discount! "
No. Remember, these are democrats who love the marriage penalty. I'd expect $2300/person or $5000/couple.
............If not their private operations, what makes him qualified to run America?...............
Maybe he ran a successful lemonade stand one Saturday as a child??
Ain't nothin else to his credit!