U.S. President Barack Obama is on his campaign for a second term in the White House count on prominent supporters.
The latest example: a glamorous dinner in honor of the President on Thursday, organized by actress Sarah Jessica Parker ("Sex and the City") and "Vogue"-Chief Anna Wintour.
Parker has already filmed a TV ad will attract millions of young voters for Obama. "He's the guy who ended the war in Iraq, who says that you are allowed to marry whomever you want, and has created four million jobs," praises the actress in the spot and raffle tickets for their Obama-Celebrity party. "We need him and he needs us."
Many Hollywood stars have in the past about openly for the candidates of the Democratic Party. Even President Obama relies on the support of his celebrity fans. More than 15 million dollars (12 million euros), he gained in the past month on a single evening as the actor George Clooney hosted a banquet for him. Price of a ticket: $ 40,000 (approximately EUR 32 000). Obama chatted with many other events with stars such as Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Cher and more eagerly filled his campaign fund.
Obama needs the money of his prominent supporters. Although he has already collected $ 60 million, his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, but about five months before the election, already 76 million dollars in campaign cash.
In the White House shows it to be unimpressed by the criticism. Romney did well but his prominent donors said Obama spokesman Jay Carney. Among them was such a controversial contractors, media mogul and would-be presidential candidate: "I tell you to just two words. Donald Trump"