Skip to comments.Celebs back Kerry, lambaste Bush
Posted on 07/08/2004 8:48:50 PM PDT by Pikamax
John Kerry and John Edwards mingled with top rockers and hip-hop artists at a star-studded fund-raising concert last night at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan in an unusual mixture of presidential politics and New York entertainment.
The newly unveiled Democratic team swept into the city by motorcade at rush hour after campaigning in Florida, a potentially decisive state. The glitzy affair was originally slated for last month but was rescheduled when it threatened to conflict with a week of memorial services for Ronald Reagan.
The musical fest came as an Associated Press poll struck a warning tone. It showed Bush opening a slight lead over Kerry, apparently gaining ground on economic issues, while the new Democratic pairing appears to have expanded the ticket's appeal in the South and among low-income voters. The AP-Ipsos poll found Bush eeking out a 49 percent to 45 percent lead over Kerry. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
Some 6,200 guests, who laid down anywhere from $250 to $25,000 for tickets to see the Democratic duo, made their way past paparazzi to jam into the storied midtown music hall. High rollers got to attend a post-concert private reception with Kerry, a Massachusetts senator, and Edwards, a North Carolina senator.
The event raised an estimated $7 million to be shared between the Kerry-Edwards campaign and Democratic Party coffers, with the party slated to get the bulk of the take: $5 million, according to the Kerry campaign.
The sold-out event featured singers Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, Wyclef Jean and John Mellencamp. A host of marquee movie stars and celebrities also paraded by in high fashion, including Jessica Lange, Paul Newman, Sarah Jessica Parker and Meryl Streep.
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That ain't America.
Wonder what Bill and hillary are thinking,If Kerry wins her chances are zero to be President.
Bill and Hillary might be thinking of ways to make sure the 2 Johns won't win.
Party of the "little people"?
Just actors and actresses pretending to be Americans ...
Yep, there are two Americas, Kerry is right. How pathetic that these jerks who have enriched themselves in business' created by corporate America want to lecture about corporate greed.
Wonder how much blow is consumed at these affairs?
Among Democratic political luminaries were Andrew Cuomo...
LOL --Luminescent as a 40 watt bulb
Yep...there are TWO America's.... the commie/socialistic ELITES like these folks, and the rest of us....
It's a given.
Hey! Reggie! You're actually voting for the owner's kid? Say it ain't so!
Eeking? If this were the other way around it would be:KERRY CRUSHING BUSH 49 TO 45!!!
Another reminder of whose Hollywood movies to avoid.
i.e., just about all of 'em.
"That ain't America."
Right. Why don't we all pitch in and give the American Haters a little patch of land. Say Siberia.
And we keep giving them our money.
The support of these people can only turn the rest of America off. Hell, if Bon Jovi is for Kerry then he must be a real panty waste who squats to pee.
Worst president in history?
There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq during the month of January.....
In the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the month of January.
That's just one American city folks, about as deadly as the entire war torn country of Iraq.
The following appeared in the Durham, NC local paper as a letter to the editor.
Please forward to all on your list as this will put things in perspective:
Liberals claim President Bush shouldn't have started this war.
They complain about his prosecution of it. One liberal recently claimed Bush was the worst president in U.S. history.
Let's clear up one point: We didn't start the war on terror. Try to remember, it was started by terrorists BEFORE 9/11.
Let's look at the "worst" president and mismanagement claims.
led us into World War II. Germany never attacked us: Japan did.
From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost, an average of 112,500 per year.
finished that war and started one in Korea. North Korea never attacked us.
From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost, an average of 18,333 per year.
John F. Kennedy...
started the Vietnam conflict in 1962. Vietnam never attacked us.
turned Vietnam into a quagmire.
From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost, an average of 5,800 per year.
went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent. Bosnia never attacked us.
Clinton was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.
In the two years since terrorists attacked us, President Bush has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran and North Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people.
Worst president in history? Come on!
The Democrats are complaining about how long the war is taking, but...
It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno to take the Branch Davidian compound in Waco. That was a 51 day operation.
We've been looking for evidence of chemical weapons in Iraq for less time than it took Hillary Clinton to find the Rose Law Firm billing records.
It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick.
It took less time to take Iraq than it took to count the votes in Florida!!!!
Our military is GREAT! PASS IT ON.
Ya know, I used to love Bon Jovi...well I still think Richie Sambora is a great guitarist, but JBJ is just an a$&, er, a Clymer.
Not us... we've been saving a fortune in movie costs, video rentals and music C.D.'s in the last couple of years. Hubby and I adored movies and met when we both managed different video stores in the same chain.
Giving up films isn't even a sacrifice, though, because I just can't enjoy seeing their snide faces after I know they've said such outragously vicious and slanderous statements.
Baldwin looks like Don Johnson to me in that "cover" shot.
Your post is the best one I have ever read on FR.
The usual scumbags and fools.