The President confirmed that he is having dinner plans at the Cloonster’s Hollywood mansion coming May 10. 150 of Hollywood’s elite will fork out $40,000 each to attend this event, dubbed: “Dinner with Barack.”
But now comes the clever part. There are two seats reserved for Obama supporters. For a sum starting at a mere $3, you can put in a bit to join the Golden Lads. (If you want to know more, you can find details on the Barack Obama website).
Basically, Clooney is crowdfunding with the goal to raise $6 million for his pal Obama.
Clooney has his own political agenda; he recently met with Obama to speak with him about a humanitarian crisis in the Sudan. Obama needs the funds; he burned through $745 million during his 2008 campaign.
Is Clooney’s crowdfunding clever? It will do Brand Clooney a world of good. I predict that many women will happily fork out $3+ for a dinner date with dreamboat Georgy.But he might overshadow his pal Obama and therefore not secure the votes the current President desperately needs. As for Brand Obama, being associated so strongly with Hollywood’s liberal elite might alienate voters that are struggling to survive in a harsh economy faced with crippling debts and soaring gas prices.
It will be interesting to see how much Clooney will be able to crowdfund.