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.
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