Skip to comments.Obama tells Hollywood 2012 campaign won’t be as ‘sexy’ as last time
Posted on 10/25/2011 6:05:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama tells Hollywood 2012 campaign wont be as sexy as last time By Justin Sink - 10/25/11 07:36 AM ET
President Obama acknowledged that his re-election effort "will not be as sexy as the first one" at a star-studded fundraiser Monday night in Hollywood.
"This election will not be as sexy as the first one," Obama said. "Back then, I was -- it was still fresh and new, and I didnt have any gray hair, and everybody loved the Hope posters and all that. But this time its -- weve got to grind it out a little bit."
Actor Will Smith and basketball star Magic Johnson were among those in attendance at the $35,800 per head dinner.
In his remarks, Obama said that he had accomplished "about 60 percent" of what he hoped to as president, and cited his healthcare reform law and the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" among his achievements.
"I carry around a little checklist, and I think weve gotten about 60 percent of it done so far," Obama said. "And thats not bad for three years, because I need another five."
The president joked that his recently announced plan to allow homeowners to refinance mortgages would free up money so they could go watch Smith's movies at Johnson's chain of movie theaters.
"Today, I announced helping homeowners refinance their homes, because a lot of them are underwater now and so theyre having trouble refinancing," Obama said. "But that could free up billions of dollars for American consumers who can then shop and go to Wills movies and spend money at whatever business Magic has and could help grow the economy overall."
Obama also criticized Republican leaders in the Senate for preventing votes on his jobs package.
"We have not gotten a single Republican vote out of this current Senate," Obama said. "And its primarily because they dont think that, politically, its advantageous to do so. And I think thats a mistake, and so were putting pressure on them."
Later Monday evening, Obama spoke at a $5,000-per-head event at the home of actors Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas. Actress Eva Longoria and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were also in attendance.
The stops were part of a set of six fundraisers over three Western states that Democrats are estimating could bring in more than $4 million for the Obama re-election campaign. On Tuesday, the president will head to San Francisco for an event with musician Jack Johnson, and then head to Denver for two events at the Pepsi Center, site of the 2008 Democratic Convention.
Sexy?? WTF you talkin’ about Willis?
Is he trading in Michelle for a less attractive woman?
IIRC, Will wants to play Obama in the movies...I think it was mentioned on a Leno show.
“Today, I announced helping homeowners refinance their homes, because a lot of them are underwater now and so theyre having trouble refinancing,” Obama said. “But that could free up billions of dollars for American consumers who can then shop and go to Wills movies and spend money at whatever business Magic has and could help grow the economy overall.”
When the Harvard potus says this kind of stuff, the movie title that comes to my mind is “Jackass”
fubo and fuhollywood, too
“Is he trading in Michelle for a less attractive woman?”
You mean, like Joy Behar or Helen Thomas?
Either seems willing to have his baby.
The first election was an exercies in deception. This one will have to be an exercise in coercion, because nobody believes what he says anymore.
They're going to get pushy, and are going to need to be answered in kind, and in spades.
I had to check to see if this was a John Semmens’ satire thread!!!
This is the President of the United States?
When will the nightmare end?
Oh, gross. “Sexy” and “Obama” don’t belong in the same sentence. Of course, Hollyweird is full of “MSM” ...
Translation: Catchy slogans and meaningless cliches' aren't going to work this time.
Will Smith? Didn’t he start in that movie — Pursuit of Happiness? Isn’t that a movie about working hard and succeeding because you have the FREEDOM to do so in this country, no matter how difficult the odds?
Doesn’t that entirely contradict everything Obama stands for?
What an easy part to play.
No lines to learn, just read the teleprompter.
Shows how utterly out-of-touch this Bozo Obozo is.
My reaction too...just ewwwww.
Ok, I just threw up in my mouth a little...
He fits right in:
Has no emotion except for self.
Reads others’ words with no understanding.
Pretends to be what he isn’t.
His wealth is derived from people who want to be entertained or who believe in fantasy.
My fervent honest wish is that Obama just quits and goes to Hollywood. I will give him this — he has the looks and can “act.” He acts as our president, when in reality, he’s just a street punk.
But he CAN pull off a convincing performance to many. He’d be a gifted actor. American needs him — in HOLLYWOOD — not the WH.
Seriously — I think he’d be great at it. And, of course, yes, he’d fit right in with them.
“The Polish is of my Turd”
Basically, he is telling them (us) now that his campaign is going dirty. For Democrats, thats REAL, REAL, Dirty.
Another underhanded threat. He is getting delusional.
Exactly what I was thinking!
Jeez, does anyone remember Matt Lauer interviewing him in the 2009 Super Bowl pre-game show? Matt Lauer looked like he was getting ready to reach over and kiss him.
Absolutely made me sick.
IS there a less attractive woman? Oh yes, I remember one. Helen Thomas