They tell me Newark Mayor and senatorial candidate Cory Booker is a ‘crony capitalist’ beholden to the Obama agenda, and they tell me that President Obama has completely “rolled over to Wall Street,” but that won’t stop some of the president’s biggest critics from hosting a fundraiser for Booker alongside various media executives.
An all-star group of Hollywood’s biggest Democratic fundraisers are teaming up to raise money for Cory Booker’s U.S. Senate race on September 23, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Ron Burkle is set to host the event, with tickets ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, at his house with Matt Damon. Other co-hosts for the evening affair include Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Jerry Weintraub, JJ Abrams and wife Katie McGrath, Michael Eisner, Troy Carter, WME co-CEO Patrick Whitesell, talent agency head Bob Gersh, Disney exec Sean Bailey, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos and former US Ambassador Nicole Avant.
I support Cory Booker, flaws and all, so if a who’s who of administration critics want to donate money to his campaign, that’s great, but the dueling narratives at play here are remarkable.
One may get the idea that your entire premise is bullshit and something you simply say for media attention or to promote a movie.