Edwards’ presidential campaign staff had been hoping to rake in more than $200,000 at the $1,000 or more per head event, but blamed the fires burning down the coast for the lower attendance.
Perhaps they should also blame the scorchingly hot candidacy of Howie Dean as well.
Several celebrities billed as “co-hosts” of the Edwards event pulled a no-show, even though they were in the Los Angeles area on Wednesday night. The buzz in La-La land is that in the past month, i.e., since the Hopper event was planned, those thought loyal to Edwards jumped on the Dean bandwagon.
“I won’t embarrass anyone by naming names, but we know that we have at least two of Edwards’ Hollywood backers now in our camp,” says a Dean volunteer in Los Angeles. “We have fundraisers upcoming down here, and you’ll see. Hollywood loves Governor Dean.
At least Edwards was entertaining during his visit with Hopper and friends. In a 15 minute speech, the senator told the small, if enthusiastic, gathering that President Bush’s only desire was to further the interests of the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?