Brace yourself, New York City!It'd be a lot more efficient if he just stayed home and had his fat-cats just mail the checks in. This guy says it resonates nationally. It sure does. People who can't afford gas because of his policies see him jetting around at taxpayer expense and seethe. Indeed, it is resonating.
President Obama is returning Wednesday for his third visit in less than a month, bringing the increasingly familiar swirl of traffic - and buckraking - that surrounds presidential campaigns.
Obama will schmooze with fat cats at a high-dollar fund-raiser at the Waldorf-Astoria, mingle with guests at the home of Sharon Elghanayan, a psychotherapist who married former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine last fall, and then address fans at a Roots concert at Town Hall.
The President formally launched his 2012 reelection bid this month and is signaling that New York is a place he'll visit early and often.
"[New York] is where the money is and where the media is," said Ken Sherrill, a political science professor at Hunter College. "It's very efficient to campaign here because it resonates nationally, particularly with his base."
Building on a swank Harlem fund-raiser he held here last month that raised a cool $1.5 million for his party, the President plans to mingle with big donors tonight, first at the fund-raiser in a private Fifth Ave. home.But don't forget, the GOP is the party of the rich or something.
Then he'll grip-and-grin at the gala on the Waldorf's Starlight Roof. The fete is hosted by Gov. Cuomo and Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by the Daily News.
Donors must pony up at least $2,500, with $5,000 buying premium seating and $10,000 buying a "photo reception." In exchange for raising $100,000, donors get a shoutout from the podium, a VIP reception and a listing in the dinner program.
His wife must be getting antsy having to stay at home with the kids while he flies all over piling up the cash. I imagine he'll have to make it up to her with another date night in NYC pretty soon.