Here’s an interesting tidbit from a recent Politico Magazine article that mentioned an enthusiasm gap between Hollywood and Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president:
Another undercurrent in the latest fundraising efforts here is the lingering bad blood caused by the defection of some big Clinton donors – most notably, Geffen – to Barack Obama in 2008. Most of those donors are now back in the Clinton fold, but some are notably unenthusiastic.
“Here’s the deal,” said one such donor. “I have to tell you, there is such a lack of enthusiasm for Hillary it’s really kind of stunning. We’re raising our $2,700, but that’s all we’re doing. Nobody’s called us. I mean, in the ’90s, we gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to Clinton and the party and the congressional committees. Hundreds of thousands. We might have been minor players compared to George Soros, but nobody’s called us.”
For their part, Katzenberg and Spahn have also thrown their full weight behind Priorities USA, the main super PAC supporting Clinton, which began as an Obama re-election vehicle in 2011 and is still run partly by Obama’s former aide Jim Messina. But the PAC’s early fundraising was reported to be sluggish, and its efforts have been hampered by factional infighting.
Maybe liberals aren’t as “Ready for Hillary” as Democrats expected…