Is This REALLY the Image Sen. Obama Wants to Portray Right After the Dem Convention?
Ed Morrisey reports:
... On the second day of the Republican Convention, Obama will do some low-key fundraising … among Hollywood heavyweights … in Geneva, Switzerland. George Clooney will arrange for a $1,000 a plate reception, but that’s just the appetizer:(emphasis added)Academy award winning actor George Clooney is set to host a fundraiser for Barack Obama in Switzerland next month.***
The event, taking place on the evening of September 2 in Geneva, Switzerland will be split into two parts: a reception and a dinner. According to Obama’s National Finance Committee, tickets for the reception where Clooney will speak are going for $1,000, followed by a dinner at the home of NFC member Charles Adams for $10,000 a plate. Space for the dinner is limited to 75 guests.
Maybe during the convention, the Republicans can dedicate a large-screen monitor at the Xcel Center to keep track of Obama’s second European jaunt of the campaign. They could call it, “Where In The World Is Barack Obama?” The show could track him through the summer houses of the rich and famous Americans who can afford to own villas overseas, and put dollar signs up on a map wherever he stops off for some foie gras.
Shouldn’t Obama be campaigning in, say, America after the [Democrat] convention? ...
Holy crap! Talk about handing your political opponents some prime material that plays right into the perception they want to create of you in the minds of the voters.
How about - immediately after the Democrat convention and without stopping until Election Day - going out and meeting and spending time with some REAL-LIFE everyday Americans in some of those swing states you'll need to win in order to get elected?