(CNN) - Hollywood pulled off another blockbuster as a star-studded guest list delivered $15 million into the campaign coffers of President Barack Obama Thursday night.
The fundraiser at the home of actor and activist George Clooney in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles attracted dozens of guests including Clooney's girlfriend, actress/model Stacy Keibler; DreamWorks studio executive Jeffrey Katzenberg; designer Diane Von Furstenberg; Barbra Streisand and her actor husband James Brolin.
This president is a wise guy and smart too. I shall support and vote. An educated telling to this nation. Obama12
Sadly, this fundraiser reflects on a political system totally out of touch with average Americans. The more money coming from "bundlers" and wealthy, SuperPac's who don't have to divulge where campaign dollars are coming from, all results in a political system where each and every wealthy donor receives "pay-for-play." The candidate who wins the Presidential election this fall will be beholden to favor legislation geared toward their interests rather than average Americans. Universal Healthcare for all citizens in this nation is a long overdue necessity, but the current "system" will stay in place no matter what President Obama says in his campaign speeches. The healthcare lobby will buy the candidate's thinking, and healthcare for all will be and currently is a "privilege," and NOT a "right." How do average, working-class Americans change this? IMO, unless we take to the streets and demand this way of governing changes, I see no hope.