Clooney won’t croon, not even for Obama?
- Apr 11, 2012, 17:03 PM IST
It looks like actor and activist George Clooney will only resort to thought-proviking ways to stay in news. This time around, George has hit the headlines for hosting a fundraising party for US President Barack Obama. Expected to take place in May, the party has been organised with the sole motive of improving his re-election campaign. The event will be co-hosted by DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.
George, a self-admitted Obama admirer, will welcome both the American leader and his 150 supporters at his Los Angeles residence. Hold on, the entry isn’t free of cost! One is expected to shell out $US40,000 for a ticket.
Since it is George who is handling such an important occasion, how can he only focus on the monetray gains! The proceeds will be donated to the Obama Victory fund. Sounding upbeat about his efforts, the actor has been quoted as saying, “I'm proud to do whatever I can to support the president ... as long as no one asks me to sing.''
Clooney had attended a state dinner at the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama in March. Just a couple of days before that, he was photographed in plastic restarints outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington DC after he joined demonstrators during a humanitarian protest. “The Democrats are just very poor, in general, at explaining what it is, when they accomplished something. I think they’re pretty bad at it, and Republicans are very good at it," Clooney has been quoted as saying. “If I was a Republican, and Obama was a Republican, I would be selling all of the, you know, he saved the auto industry and he got Osama bin Laden. He passed a health care bill that no one could pass -- if that was a Republican issue. I would be able to sell his presidency as a very successful one. But Democrats are bad at that, we like to pick each other apart.”
Obama's campaign had made sincere efforts to rope in Hollywood biggies after it was realised that there was a dip in the support that was extended to him as compared to what the level of enthusiasm from the showbiz industry was during his 2008 run.