The First Lady, Michelle Obama spent the weekend in Hollywood attending a slue of fundraisers for her man’s re-election bid. On Sunday she spent the day with singer and fashion designer Gwen Stefani and Warner Bros. CEO Berry Meyer hoping to boost the campaign financially.
In a speech Michelle made at the home of Stefani she pulled the superhero card saying, “Barack can’t do it alone, he’s not Spider-Man. He’s not a superhero. He’s human, so we need your help. I am not just talking to the adults here today. I am talking to the young people here as well. All of our young people–you might not be old enough to vote. You vote at school, I know–I met several young people who are going to be voting for my husband, who are 10 and under–we accept those votes.”
Over at Meyer’s house Michelle wooed top Hollywood moguls like WB TV’s president Peter Roth, HBO VP James Costos, Netflix executive Ted Srandos, DreamWorks Animation’s CMO Anne Globe, and also spotted at the event was comedian Chelsea Handler.
“I am deeply honored and moved to be here,” Obama said at the event. “I always am. Coming to Los Angeles is always a refreshing experience because the love and support and the sophistication around the issues and the passion always gives both me and Barack an important boost. I want to start by thanking Barry and Wendy not just for their very smart and in-depth and gracious introductions, but for the role that they play not just in politics but in the world, in life.”
Despite pandering to Hollywood moguls and raising an additional $75 million, the Obama campaign was out-fundraised by the Romney team in July. The President may really need some help from a superhero if he’s going to raise enough money to edge out his competition and get re-elected.