Tomorrow we’re going to pass the 100th milestons; 100 fundraisers – attended BY Obama, since he announced.
Bush has attended 56 at this point during his reelection campaign.
So, what’s on deck for Thursday?
President Obama will raise Hollywood money in New York on Thursday, collecting dollars at a campaign event hosted by Harvey Weinstein and Peter Chernin, Politico reported Tuesday.
HBO co-president Richard Plepler, actress Mariska Hargitay, Architectural Digest editor-in-chief Margaret Russell, “Man Shops Globe” host Keith Johnson, producer Elizabeth Redleaf also are listed as hosts of the event, a “dessert reception.”
The dessert reception is a $10,000-a-head event at the home of interior designer Michael Smith. I wonder what dessert you get for $10,000.
Oh, but there’s more:
It will be at least the third Obama fundraiser in New York Thursday. Obama is tacking the events on the end of an official presidential visit to New Hampshire, where he is scheduled to deliver remarks on the economy at Nashua Community College.
Of course he is.
The other events include an intimate, $35,800-per-head dinner at celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten‘s ABC Kitchen, and a “gala reception” hosted by people including Deepak Chopra and Russell Simmons at the surrounding high-end home furnishing store ABC Carpet & Home. Tickets for the gala cost $1,000 to attend, $10,000 for a photo and $35,800 for a photo and a “clutch.”
I’m not sure what “a clutch” is, but since we’re not talking about Bill Clinton here, I’m rather confident it doesn’t involve a blue dress.
In unrelated news, the NFL bows to Obama.
In 2008, the league and NBC went ahead with the opening game on Thursday although this collided with the speech by the Republican nominee, Sen. John McCain, at the conclusion of the GOP convention. The game was begun earlier than usual, and McCain waited until it was over to give his speech.
Obama-God before football, peons.