Obama raises millions at Sarah Jessica Parker’s home, says entertainers are “ultimate arbiters” of direction of US

President Barack Obama soaked in the support – and the campaign cash – of Manhattan’s elite entertainers Thursday as his re-election team sought to fill its fundraising coffers.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama made a rare joint fundraising appearance when they visited the home of actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. The intimate dinner banked about $2 million, with 50 people paying $40,000 each.

The dinner was the Obama campaign’s latest attempt to bank on celebrities for fundraising help in countering the growing donor enthusiasm from Republicans supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential bid.

Speaking in a dimly lighted, art-filled room, Obama told supporters they would play a critical role in an election that would determine a vision for the nation’s future.

“You’re the tie-breaker,” he said. “You’re the ultimate arbiter of which direction this country goes.”

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  • tome

    People wonder why I have been disposing of my Videos and DVD’s. Jackson Voted for him because He is Black. He is history. I never had any horse face Parkers video’s. But her husband is history. Just about done with movies. Sofar have nothing against Julia Roberts. May loose her too. Am I hurting anybody? No but I feel better!