Win a date with Clooney?
April 19th, 2012
04:42 PM ET
11 years ago

Win a date with Clooney?

(CNN) - For those who have always dreamed of an evening with George Clooney, the president may have the hook up - that is, if you donate to his campaign.

President Barack Obama's re-election team is offering a chance for two supporters to attend a fundraiser with the president and Clooney at the actor's pad in Los Angeles on May 10.

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"You, you heard it right, dinner with President Obama…at George Clooney's house. Pretty incredible, right?" Julianna Smoot, deputy campaign manager, said in an email to supporters on Thursday.

A longtime Obama supporter, Clooney recently made headlines in the political world after testifying before Congress on the situation in South Sudan. He also made a stop by the White House while in Washington to discuss the ongoing crisis with the president.

The following day, the celebrity was arrested along with his father and others while protesting outside the Sudanese embassy. He was released with a $100 fine a few hours later.

Clooney began offering his star power in 2007 during Obama's first presidential bid, calling the then-Illinois senator a "rock star."

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • President Obama
soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. macrasta

    Ok let me get this straight.. Romney has Ted Nugent trying to drum up funds............and President Obama has George Clooney drumming up funds.............ummmmm?? what a choice...

    April 19, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    Cute. I bet this actually raises a buttload of cash haha. Now, cry about it GOPers...I've brought tissues...$1 each....

    April 19, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  3. Another Day in the RW Idiot Mines

    Clooney makes way more sense than Nugent ever has.

    April 19, 2012 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  4. Myviewis

    Obama proves again he is an excellent salesman, he knows how to sell himself, he knows how to captivate people. Obama is a true showman. He can put on a show like noone else can, anyone would be willing to buy a ticket to his show. Obama is a show and Clooney is a show himself. There's not much substance to Clooney as we all know he does everything for admiration, never seen anyone so in love with himself, poor guy and yes Obama is a rock star, he too loves admiration.

    April 19, 2012 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  5. Myviewis

    Hey, whatever happened to Clooney's emergency with the people of Sudan???? Let me guess, Clooney got a little more famous and a little more attention when he got arrested and now he is a satisfied man so there goes the emergency with Sudan. Wow, no wonder he is such good friends with Obama, must be hard to have two big heads, 2 huge egos in the same room.

    April 19, 2012 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I'm not a Clooney fan but I like the hook.
    Maybe Mittens can get Ted Nugent to agree to something similar....say, ten paces at dawn. That should be a big draw.
    Obama 2012. Seriously America.

    April 19, 2012 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  7. Matthew

    Bishop Romney says right back at you with dinner in Salt lake with all the head Tabby Nackles.

    April 19, 2012 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  8. Matthew

    Bishop fights back with win a date with all the head Tabby Nackles & recieve majic underwear.

    April 19, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  9. Living in the REAL world

    geez, obama fund raising must be lagging. gimmicks to raise money? what next? obama koolaide stands? (plenty of drinkers in here) oprah kissing booths? pretty pathetic.

    April 19, 2012 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  10. T'sah from Virginia

    I like Clooney and I am going to donate my well-overdue $25 – Maybe they will feel sorry for me...LOL

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    April 19, 2012 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  11. Thomas

    Tweet of the day from Tagg Romney

    Dad , We can auction a date with Kid Rock , How cool is that !

    April 19, 2012 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  12. kayla

    i choose clooney any day to the nut case nugent

    April 19, 2012 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  13. FedUp

    OK, so let me get this straight. Obama needs to auction off a date with Clooney to get money? Really? What a sorry community organizer! Sorry, but I wouldn't even pay a penny to have a date wiht Clooney.

    April 19, 2012 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  14. Another Day in the RW Idiot Mines

    "Let me guess, Clooney got a little more famous and a little more attention when he got arrested and now he is a satisfied man so there goes the emergency with Sudan."

    Maybe you should just stop trying to guess, because what follows is nonsense. You rightwing crazies are really bad at guessing.

    April 19, 2012 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  15. Debby

    OMG I nearly spit my soda out reading this. hahaha Boy Obama must be really desperate to pick this guy.

    April 19, 2012 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  16. PJ/TX

    I'd rather go to this great party than some "Trump"ed up birthday bash, fundraiser, trying to buy an Ambassadorship,
    boooooring, snob show. Talk about gimmicks and pathetic, Trumpster and MIttens are two of a kind.

    April 19, 2012 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  17. jody

    George Clooney is a humanitarian who uses his fame and gives his time to help poor people who live in terrible conditions. He does not have to do this. He has a heart and is compassionate. He is also extremely intelligent, witty and kind. Kind of easy on the eye, too. Humanitarian and liberals go hand in hand. I haven't met too many Tea Party humanitarians. Obama//Biden 2012.

    April 19, 2012 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  18. Thom Real American patriot

    No thanks. Something tells me Clooney will come out of the closet soon.

    April 19, 2012 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  19. Skip S. Skeptic

    I'd go with Al Pacino AND not donate to Obama.

    April 19, 2012 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  20. Get Real

    What? Obama playing the pimp now?

    April 19, 2012 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  21. Harleecm

    George. Can't we just be alone?

    April 19, 2012 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  22. jake

    i would rather win a date with Miss Keibler............ forget George

    April 19, 2012 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |