Oprah 2 Day Fundraiser for ‘The One’

8 Oct

Via PoliticalPunch:

Talk show legend Oprah Winfrey will headline a two day fundraising weekend for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., this weekend.

Aimed at female donors, the Chicago event Friday and Saturday will bring visits from Obama and his wife Michelle, as well as Sen. Joe and Jill Biden.

Interestingly, Sen. Obama and Oprah are not anticipated to appear together at any point. Obama will make remarks at the event on Saturday evening in Chicago (no cameras allowed). Michelle Obama and Oprah will appear together on Friday night; a cocktail reception with the two grande dames is only for donors who give $28,500 or more.

The Obama campaign along with the DNC Women’s Leadership Forum is hosting the “National Women’s Leadership Initiative” – aimed to “recruit and engage women leaders from across the country to work together and raise money in support of Senator Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.”

The campaign says the multiple events will, “highlight the role and significance of women’s leadership in electing Barack Obama, present important policy and campaign strategy updates and provide field tools for women to take back to their communities.”

There are multiple levels of tickets for the event that the campaign has high hopes for raking in big bucks, from “National Chairs,” who raise $100,000 for this event by October 5th or contribute $57,000, to “State Co-Chairs” who raise $50,000 for this event by October 5th or contribute $28,500, and so on.

The event will take place at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Other events feature former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin; Laura Tyson, Former National Economic Adviser to the President; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Lilly Ledbetter, Plaintiff, Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.; and former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright.

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One Response to “Oprah 2 Day Fundraiser for ‘The One’”

  1. kanaughty October 8, 2008 at 1:59 pm #

    oprah so sold out… she has managed to piss off a lot of housewives who obama needed to vote for him. i have heard her viewership is down and at this point i thought she should have quit a while ago while she was ahead… i stopped watching when people were thinking of her as a messiah and maybe that’s why i have been turned off by obama cause people are making him more than he could possibly be. if obama had just been himself instead of buying into this perfect and iconic surreal vision of himself then maybe i could vote for him. but at this point there is no way in hell i could vote for someone who is already a god to people because that is just purely dangerous thinking in our seemingly fragile democracy at this point with this financial and economic collapse that seems to be sitting on the horizon… i don’t trust this man and i will vote against him so that in a way my vote counts as 2 votes since normally i would have always voted for the the democratic nominee… obama is dangerous and trouble and so is his inspired mob and thug following…

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