Obama made a big splash in Hollywood last night, shutting down traffic on certain streets, and holding fundraising dinners and talks that earned him around $2 million dollars in one evening.
"I know over the last two and a half years sometimes you've gotten tired, gotten discouraged," the president told the House of Blues crowd. "It's gotten tough. … Here’s the thing, I never promised you easy. If you wanted easy you would not have campaigned for Barrack Hussein Obama. What I promised was there was a vision of America out there we believed in, that if we worked hard we could achieve our vision. What I promised was that I would wake up every single day fighting for you. … But what I said was if you are willing to stick with me, hang in there, I was positive we could achieve our dreams. America has been through tougher times.
"We’re going through an unprecedented time in our history. We've not seen anything like this in our lifetimes. This financial crisis is as bad as any since the Great Depression. My job was to make sure we did not tip into depression… to save a financial system teetering on the brink of meltdown. What got me involved in this president business… was not just to solve a crisis, but a recognition that after decades the American people felt as if rules had somehow changed on them."
He received standing ovations.
It's estimated that his West Coast three-day-tour — which is on to Denver next — will bring in $7 million for his reelection campaign!
If you've got the scratch to go, we're talking some of the events having $35,800 a plate dinners, and want to, we hope you have fun!
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