Barbara Streisand, a big star in Hollywood and a steadfast supporter of US President Barrack Obama initiated a fund raising for the latter’s presidential candidacy. She sent out emergency emailsto the entire Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee mailing list, asking them to donate. President Obama is vying for his second term presidency, and this time, it is going to be against Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
The Hollywood Reporter quoted Streisand from that emergency email she circulated:
“The Democratic Party urgently needs your help. We’re just weeks from the most important election in a generation and every single thing Democrats like you and I spent a lifetime fighting for is on the line. Republican Super PACs are pounding President Obama and Democratic candidates with millions of dollars of vicious attack ads. And, they could tip the balance of the election for Tea Party extremists. That would be a disaster for America and we can’t let it happen. We must close the funding gap… It’s up to you and me to make this happen. Please rush an emergency contribution right away while there’s still time. President Obama needs a new Democratic Majority to get America moving again.”
According to Matt Philbin, Managing Editor of the Culture and Media Institute, this initiative of Streisand is one sign that Democrats are beginning to panic, for poll numbers seem to signify that their President is losing around.
Meanwhile, Jeff Roe, GOP Political Consultant and founder of Axiom Strategies, said that the idea that President Obama might be defeated is hitting home for a lot of liberals right now. According to him, when Hollywood liberals begin to panic, people would know that they are doing something right.
However, Hollywood support for President Obama seems to be down this time. It was evident in the no-show of the celebrities – who graced the floor in previous years – at this year’s Democratic National Convention. On the contrary, Los Angeles culture reporter Jenn Hoffman said that support is not down; it is just a counterattack against Hollywood types.