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Report: Obama Heading to L.A. to ‘Reassure’ Hollywood Donors After Debate Performance
The Blaze ^ | October 7, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 10/07/2012 11:39:39 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

President Barack Obama’s fundraising trip to Los Angeles this weekend will provide a boost to his campaign coffers — and also an opportunity to soothe his Hollywood supporters left shaken after his widely-panned debate performance against Republican rival Mitt Romney.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sunday night’s star-studded concert and $25,000-per-plate dinner will now have Obama “reassuring” his donors that he’s still committed to victory and ready for Romney in round two. As the Reporter noted, the entertainment industry has been a lucrative fountain for the president to tap this campaign cycle, but there is “no doubt” the Hollywood crowd was “deeply shaken” by what transpired in Denver on Wednesday.

“Everyone is in shock,” a “longtime Democratic activist” told the Hollywood Reporter. “No one can understand what happened.”

Citing “several longtime Obama supporters” the Reporter said Obama can also expect some camera-ready tips for the next go-around — “directorial notes on how to tailor his performance to television’s split screen.”

Obama’s night will kick off at L.A.’s Nokia Theater with Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Jon Bon Jovi and others before headlining the dinner at Wolfgang Puck’s WP24. Both events could net more than $5 million for the campaign.

The trip will also include a private meeting with a dozen top donors in Beverly Hills, which former President Bill Clinton is expected to attend.

“Everyone with a connection to the president is reaching out to him,” another “veteran Dem” told the Reporter. “At the end of the day, the best coach he has is himself.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bored; inadequate; noideas; outofhisleague
Biden Takes 6 Days Off Campaign Trail - Debate Prep

"With just about a month until Election Day, Vice President Joe Biden is in the middle of taking nearly a week off the campaign trail. He will return to doing campaign events on Thursday, when he will debate Rep. Paul Ryan in the vice presidential debate.

On Friday, October 5, according to the White House, Biden spent the day working. In the morning, he was scheduled to attend the presidential daily briefing in the Oval Office, with President Obama. That afternoon Biden was to "meet with senior advisors," according to the White House.

For this weekend, the White House provided the following guidance: "The Vice President will be in Wilmington, Delaware. There are no public events scheduled."

As for the next three days, Biden will remain in Delaware. "On Monday through Wednesday, the Vice President will be in Wilmington, Delaware. There are no public events scheduled."

Meanwhile, Thursday, October 11, is a big day for Biden. "On Thursday, the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Danville, Kentucky. In the evening, the Vice President will participate in the Vice Presidential Debate at Centre College. Dr. Biden will also attend. This event is open to pre-credentialed media."

So while Biden is taking 6 days off the campaign trail at a crucial time in the presidential campaign, it's likely that he isn't completely off. He is said to be spending time with David Axelrod and other campaign advisers preparing for Thursday's debate."

1 posted on 10/07/2012 11:39:52 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Los Angeles Today:President Obama's star-studded fundraisers bring traffic woes - "President Obama has two fundraisers planned Sunday featuring Hollywood and Washington heavyweights such as George Clooney, Bill Clinton, Jon Bon Jovi, Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder and Katy Perry. But officials warn the events in downtown L.A. will cause traffic delays........."

“The trip comes on the heels of an unsteady debate performance by the president last Wednesday in Denver. Gallup’s daily tracking poll Saturday showed the president’s lead over Romney nationally slipping from six points midweek to just three points on Saturday.”

2 posted on 10/07/2012 11:41:23 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sorry....IMHO, Biden will clean Ryan’s clock.


3 posted on 10/07/2012 11:41:34 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It sounds as though the commie freaks in Hollyweird might be starting to panic. The dream of a communist utopia is starting to fade.


4 posted on 10/07/2012 11:42:49 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Heavyweights vs Eastwood".

Not even close!!

5 posted on 10/07/2012 11:43:25 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Can hear it now....

OMG OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!


6 posted on 10/07/2012 11:45:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Everyone is in shock,” a “longtime Democratic activist” told the Hollywood Reporter. “No one can understand what happened.”

You guys should get out more.


7 posted on 10/07/2012 11:47:07 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

BEG,BASTARD,BEG...


8 posted on 10/07/2012 11:48:59 AM PDT by Stayfree (Find out how Obama is destroying America at White House Commie.com!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hs he going to bring his telecrutch?


9 posted on 10/07/2012 11:48:59 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: mom.mom
They're all in "shock."

Matalin to Krugman: ‘You’re Hardly Credible on Calling Someone Else a Liar’

10 posted on 10/07/2012 11:49:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You are right except you need to add a bunch of f-words in there. OMFG... :)


11 posted on 10/07/2012 11:50:46 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“At the end of the day, the best coach he has is himself.”

He's also his own best speech writer, campaign adviser, and bowling coach. *Snicker*

12 posted on 10/07/2012 11:53:13 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Sacajaweau

Just like he did with Palin, right?


13 posted on 10/07/2012 11:54:28 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Reassure donors,yah,I can hear it now...”I got ‘em just where I want ‘em”.
14 posted on 10/07/2012 11:56:26 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: SaraJohnson

I read in a column in the Palm Beach Putz. There was an interview with Barbra Streisand. She said “thank God for Barack Obama!” I damn near lost my bagel.


15 posted on 10/07/2012 11:57:27 AM PDT by Ax ("Bring the Pipes together for the Risin' o' the Moon.")
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To: Ax
There was an interview with Barbra Streisand. She said “thank God for Barack Obama!” I damn near lost my bagel.

Funny to hear a statement like that from an atheist leftist.

16 posted on 10/07/2012 12:00:09 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: SaraJohnson
:)

Romney's Rally! Crowd is building

17 posted on 10/07/2012 12:02:19 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Gay State Conservative

I didn’t know she was an atheist. I’m not surprised.


18 posted on 10/07/2012 12:02:54 PM PDT by Ax ("Bring the Pipes together for the Risin' o' the Moon.")
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To: Gay State Conservative

I’d rather see him fundraising with his Hollywood lib pals than doing debate prep.

Let him spend all the time in Hollywood he wants.


19 posted on 10/07/2012 12:04:32 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: VanDeKoik

The Palin/Biden debate was no big deal. Palin didn’t score...


20 posted on 10/07/2012 12:06:25 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Sacajaweau
You keep posting the same apocalyptic prediction with no data, or rationale. You have a personal problem with Ryan apparently. Maybe you should talk about it...make you feel better...
21 posted on 10/07/2012 12:30:42 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Ax

That will teach ya. Never eat when reading a socialist rag.


22 posted on 10/07/2012 12:41:10 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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“LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at three campaign fundraisers in the Los Angeles area today, joined by former President Bill Clinton and actor George Clooney.

Obama is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport aboard Air Force One from Joint Base Andrews early this afternoon, then join Clinton in speaking to 12 attendees at a Westside fundraiser, according to a campaign official who asked not be identified.

Obama and Clooney will speak at a “30 Days to Victory” concert at the Nokia Theatre at the L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles, where Jon Bon Jovi, Earth, Wind and Fire, Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder are scheduled to perform.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro, the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention, also are scheduled to speak.

Approximately 6,000 people are expected to attend. Ticket prices range from $44 to $2,500.

Following the concert, Obama will speak to approximately 150 guests at a $25,000 per person fundraising dinner at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck on the 24th floor of the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles at L.A. Live.

Proceeds from the fundraisers will go to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.

The trip will be Obama’s 12th to the Los Angeles area since taking office, the ninth solely for political fundraising. He has spoken at political fundraisers during all but his first visit to Southern California as president...........”

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_21719887/president-obama-speak-at-three-l-fundraisers


23 posted on 10/07/2012 12:50:15 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“No one can understand what happened.”

Hollywood producers don't have very much real world experience with Affirmative Action.

Now, they do.

24 posted on 10/07/2012 12:54:10 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.a)
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To: Sacajaweau
Sorry....IMHO, Biden will clean Ryan’s clock.

In your misguided opinion, what?

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I can handle things! I'm smart!
Not like everybody says...like dumb
I'm smart and I want respect!

25 posted on 10/07/2012 12:56:43 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Sacajaweau

Yep! Biden wins with a bayonet in his mouth.


26 posted on 10/07/2012 1:00:04 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

Or marbles....Take your pick


27 posted on 10/07/2012 1:03:11 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Sacajaweau

Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don’t get it, don’t spread it!


28 posted on 10/07/2012 1:07:18 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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Hollywood is making sure Obama meets all the right people.

"Obama's goin' down the fruit cellar with me; gonna say hello to mother."

29 posted on 10/07/2012 1:10:35 PM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars." Dom Perignon)
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To: Sacajaweau
Sorry....IMHO, Biden will clean Ryan’s clock.

You're really funny!

30 posted on 10/07/2012 1:16:36 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Sacajaweau wrote: Sorry ....IMHO, Biden will clean Ryan's clock. LOL!!!)
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Oh, I know what he/she meant. Biden will “clean Ryan’s clock”. Rumor is Ryan just purchased an old dusty marble clock.

How to Clean & Repair Antique Mantle Clocks
http://www.ehow.com/how_6293307_clean-repair-antique-mantle-clocks.html


31 posted on 10/07/2012 1:49:03 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Sacajaweau
Sorry....IMHO, Biden will clean Ryan’s clock.

Sure sounds like you're rooting for that SOB to win.

32 posted on 10/07/2012 2:02:35 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“Everyone is in shock,” a “longtime Democratic activist” told the Hollywood Reporter. “No one can understand what happened.”

Clint Eastwood understands.

33 posted on 10/07/2012 2:22:56 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Think about it: John McCain was feeble. Alan Keyes, whom Obama beat in his 2004 Senate campaign, was crazy. All the Democrats who ran in 2008 were preposterous except Hillary Clinton, and she, as a beneficiary of nepotism, was highly overrated as a politician. He used Chicago-style dirty tricks to dispatch his original opponent in 2004, as well as the state senator he replaced back in the 1990s. The test he failed last night is one to which he had never been put."-James Toranto, WSJ


34 posted on 10/07/2012 2:48:33 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: SaraJohnson

I’d already finished the sports and the comics. You’re righ, though; I should be more discerning.


35 posted on 10/07/2012 4:51:17 PM PDT by Ax ("Bring the Pipes together for the Risin' o' the Moon.")
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