Hollywood is kinda split on Barack Obama right now, so much that the Prez is sending former Bahamas Ambassador Nicole Avant to help set up fundraisers and meet and greet opportunities for the President, First Lady and other members of the administration.
Unfortunately, even some of those who were adamant supporters 3 years ago have even started voicing their opposition to what he's done in office.
Take Matt Damon for example:
"I've talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level. One of them said to me, 'Never again. I will never be fooled again by a politician.' You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better."
Right now Obama has raised $9,249,303 this year compared with $11,966,077 four years ago — but not everyone is abandoning him quite yet.
Like George Clooney:
"Democrats eat their own. Democrats find singular issues and go, 'Well, I didn't get everything I wanted.' I'm a firm believer in sticking by and sticking up for the people whom you've elected. If he was a Republican running, because Republicans are better at this. They'd be selling him as the guy who stopped 400,000 jobs a month from leaving the country. They'd be selling him as the guy who saved the auto-industry. If they had the beliefs, they'd be selling him as the guy who got rid of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' who got Osama bin Laden. You could be selling this as a very successful three years."
It's tough to say, as Obama has months left to continue to fundraise, but those numbers don't lie. His policies just aren't sitting well with a part of Hollywood — and we're not sure his promises hold the weight that they used to.
We wonder what he'll say to get them back!
How do U feel about Obama in the last election vs. Obama now??
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