Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fresh Off Grueling West Coast Fundraising Blitz, Captain Awesome Heading to NYC for More Fundraisers

It's gotten to be a such a running gag that even the very liberal New York Daily News is suggesting he get an apartment in the city. May I suggest a place at the Trump Tower? He spends his days demonizing oil companies and then burns thousands of gallons of jet fuel shaking down the stooges for his never-ending campaign.
Brace yourself, New York City!

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."
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.
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.

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.
But don't forget, the GOP is the party of the rich or something.

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.

1 comment:

CenTexTim said...

This is one of those good news / bad news conundrums. The more time the loser-in-chief spends fund raising, the less time he spends 'governing' the country, which is a good thing. However, the more time he spends fund raising, the greater the probability he might get re-elected, which is a bad thing.

I'm not sure which course of action I prefer...