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Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

New York Fundraisers, Not Job Creation, Are In Vogue This Season



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Some days, the Obama campaign makes the job of the RNC all too easy – like when they release a campaign video of Vogue’s Anna Wintour, inviting folks to a fundraiser in New York City, on a day terrible jobs news is released:

This was discussed on Fox News Sunday this weekend:

Fox News’ Chris Wallace: “Here’s another blunder that you may not have seen. On the day, Friday, when all of the bad economic news came out, the Obama campaign decided that was the day to release a video of Anna Wintour. If you don’t know her, she is the editor of a fashion magazine, Vogue. Saying to people contribute to the Obama campaign and you can come to a big exclusive dinner in New York that Sarah Jessica Parker and I are hosting. Take a look at this.” 

Vogue’s Anna Wintour: “Sarah Jessica and I both have our own reasons for supporting President Obama, and we want to hear yours. So please join us, but just don’t be late.” 

Wallace: “Yes, don’t be late. And this is on the day when we find out that the economy created only 69,000 jobs. First of all, do you subscribe to Chip’s idea that the campaign is off to a shaky start, and if so, how big a deal.” Fox News’

Juan Williams: “By the way, that was hilarious. That looks like a parody. It looked like the Romney campaign planted Dr. Evil in the house of Obama and he said, ‘you know on the day the grim job numbers come out let’s have someone who reeks of ornamental excess announce that the peasants can have a place at the table.’ It’s just unbelievable. I mean, so you know, just a mistake.”


Tags: Barack Obama , Fundraising , the RNC


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