Obama's West Coast gold rush raises questions about big money
February 17th, 2012
06:02 PM ET
8 years ago

Obama's West Coast gold rush raises questions about big money

Everett, Washington (CNN) – In sports terms, President Obama's West Coast fund raising blitz was mostly for the skybox and courtside crowd. Events in San Francisco were held at lavish estates with majestic views.

The invite lists were as impressive. Celebrities like George Clooney, Jack Black and Jim Belushi rubbed shoulders with the president.


Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama • Washington
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. DENNA

    Hey, the GOP has it's own upper crust. Well, so do the liberals. The right wing should stop pretending to be shocked when President Obama rakes in big bucks from the rich. Some wealthy people are actually, gasp, liberals. But they also have middle class and poor people who contribute too. Liberals – We Are The World.

    February 17, 2012 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  2. GI Joe.

    I get it – casino owners, Koch brothers, Dick armey are ok.

    February 17, 2012 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  3. GI Joe.

    Koch brothers push their agenda of big business and pollution without regulation - their money is ok?

    February 17, 2012 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  4. Brad

    Really, does it? Romney spending his opponents to Kingdom Come doesn't raise these questions, but Obama fundraising does?

    February 17, 2012 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  5. mikle

    What Obama do and did,just campaign for money. What a change? I want my vote back. Community organizer always will be like small communist organizer.

    February 17, 2012 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  6. Four and The Door

    In the absence of a plan going forward to deal with America's problems or a record indicating that he didn't cause half of them, Obama had better raise $1 billion to try and buy his way through the election. Still, there is no way Americans would miss the chance to send him back to Chicago for good at the very first opportunity. But I do enjoy seeing people who are so eager to throw money at Obama lose as much as they can. Easy come easy go. Give it up.

    February 17, 2012 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  7. drafter31

    Presidential candidate Ron Paul laid down a bombshell by advocating his goal of gradually lowering the personal income tax to 0%, while at the same time shrinking government and finding new sources of revenue for Washington to use to perform its duties.

    In response to this, economist and Senior editor for the Wall Street Journal not only agreed that Congressman Paul's plan was feasible, but it would also be the greatest job creator for a nation in the history of the world....

    Vote for Dr. Ron Paul...

    February 17, 2012 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  8. mack

    get rid of these super-pacs

    February 17, 2012 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  9. mack

    the media and members of congress need to stop trying to scare people about iran.

    February 17, 2012 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  10. Little Jimmy Truth

    Oh right, Obama will put all of our taxes and donations to his personal account.

    February 17, 2012 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  11. Marie MD

    To that woman from the OWS group who said that the President was going back on his word to the 99%, wake up you little idiot!
    The President can't be on the outside here. You have rethugs giving millions to the likes of newterman, sanatorium, not paul and the flip flopper is his own multi millionaire.
    How else do you think he is going to win the battle of the airwaves.

    February 18, 2012 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  12. diridi

    good for them and good for America. When Texas billionaire rubbed shoulder with Bush it did not matter, not matter. ha..good for them.

    February 18, 2012 08:57 am at 8:57 am |