Skip to comments.George Clooney Fundraiser Could Be A $12 Million Blockbuster For Obama
Posted on 05/04/2012 5:38:47 PM PDT by Steelfish
George Clooney Fundraiser Could Be A $12 Million Blockbuster For Obama
- George Clooney and Michelle Obama at dinner. Actor George Clooney sits beside first lady Michelle Obama during the State Dinner for British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House in Washington
By Dan Eggen
President Obamas widely publicized fundraiser with actor George Clooney is shaping up to be a Hollywood blockbuster.
A May 10 dinner at Clooneys Studio City, Calif., home has sold out at 150 guests, who are expected to jointly contribute between $5 million and $6 million toward Obamas reelection effort, people familiar with the event said. They asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak publicly.
In addition, the Hollywood Reporter cites sources saying that the campaign expects to have raised as much as $6 million more in online donations, which were solicited as part of a nationwide contest to win a ticket to the dinner.
A haul of $12 million would arguably make the soiree the biggest single presidential fundraising event in U.S. history. Campaign sources are throwing cold water on the estimated total from Internet contributions, however, as being too high.
The Obama campaign declined to comment. Demand for tickets to the Clooney event was so intense that organizers attempted to limit attendance to residents of Southern California, the Hollywood paper reported.
The frenzy of interest echoes Obamas record-breaking fundraising effort in 2008, when massive rallies and donor events became routine. Obama is particularly focused on donors in the entertainment and technology sectors this time around because of his troubles raising money on Wall Street.
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Didn’t he just have a fundraiser with Clooney.
Clooney and Obama conspire to launder millions,
probably a lot of stimulus funds, assorted buy
Red Star Over Hollywood - George Looney is at it again.
Americans know who this bastard is already. His ads will be like barking at the moon.
I admit it annoys me that a guy like Clooney, who is worth over 100 million, thanks to the American people, is touting this communist.
The perpetual democrat batchelor showing women in his life a perpetual revolving door. Some might say such behavior qualifies as a “war on women” but media bestows kudos upon men for doing it and getting away with it. There are plenty of compliant women around to be tossed away in similar relationships like used tissue. Liberalism in general disrespects everything moral and sacred.
It isn’t Obama we have to fear, but the millions of ignorant neaveau riche who will help him return to finish off America.
Well said. Millions of conservative idiots empty out their pocket book to watch Clooney, Sean Penn, and the rest of Hollywood’s bastards and bitches, and we indirectly funds their left wing causes.
I won’t even watch these leftists in movies....they disgrace our great country!
Clooney is gay, alcoholic and runs off his beards every few months. Worst kept secret in Hollyweird.
If Governor Sarah Palin had run, I’d have given him a run for his money. Milt can use his own money to campaign with.
Was Jon Corzine there?
They can only give just so much individually so are they committing to bundling?
It annoys me even more that some self-described hardcore conservatives who are vehemently anti-Obama were paying money to see cLooney's recent movies like "Men Who Stare at Goats", "Up in the Air", and "The Ides of March", giving them rave reviews; claiming cLooney's movies have a "good message," and that they can "separate his politics from his acting career".
I remember one conservative columnist in Illinois was actually claiming "Ides of March" had a "pro-life message" and calling it a "must see movie".
Well, George cLooney's is laughing all the way to the bank with the oodles of $$$ he got from conservative movie goers, and using tons of it to help his pal Obama.
“Well, George cLooney’s is laughing all the way to the bank with the oodles of $$$ he got from conservative movie goers, and using tons of it to help his pal Obama.”
It's not just the American people; the problem is much worse than just Americans that support Clooney and his ilk.
My last vacation to Italy was in October, 2010. We decided to go to Northern Italy. As soon as we got into the terminal in Milan there were several huge billboard ads of Clooney and his then-gf, Elisabetta Canalis, all over the place. Plastered. Then when we got to the Lake Como area(where Clooney has 1 or more estates), several businesses have smaller billboards or photos of Clooney outside their stores - it's “the seal of approval” if Clooney is/was a customer of your shop (1 shop, a tie store, had pics of GWB and Clinton as he made ties both of them). Clooney is worshiped.
Throw in all the foreign ads he does (Europe and Japan) and he's raking in gobs of non-American cash that he can use to destroy the USA.
“Well, George cLooneys is laughing all the way to the bank with the oodles of $$$ he got from conservative movie goers, and using tons of it to help his pal Obama.”
He’s laughing all the way to the bank with oodles of $$$ he got FROM EVERYONE for EVERYTHING HE DOES.
Starve the beast!!!
Yesterday the Clooney fundraiser haul was reportedly $15 million. Now it’s down to $12 million, still described in terms of drooling awe. The whole charade is agit-prop.
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