Well, if Joe Biden isn’t going to go out campaigning, someone is going to have to do it for him.
Biden’s absence from the campaign trail isn’t all that surprising, to be honest; the former Vice President has been plagued with gaffes, misnomers, and fits of rage when appearing in public, and his virtual events have been technical train-wrecks with more dead-air than a college radio station’s overnight freshman radio show.
So, Biden will take all the help he can get…even if it means calling in the Tinsel Town cavalry.
Former President Barack Obama is being joined by actor and activist George Clooney on Tuesday – for a virtual conversation and fundraiser to raise money for former Vice President Joe Biden.
It’s the second time Obama has headlined a fundraiser on behalf of Biden, his vice president for his eight years in the White House.
The two men teamed up virtually last month for a fundraiser that hauled in $11 million – the 2020 presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s single most lucrative fundraising event. More than 120,000 people signed up to attend the online event.
The event wasn’t terribly cheap to attend, either.
Tickets for Tuesday evening’s fundraiser will raise money for the Biden Victory Fund — a joint committee of the Biden campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and some state Democratic parties.
Tickets for the event start at $250 per person and rise to $250,000. Those contributing the maximum are expected to take part in a “clutch” with the former president.
With Biden continuing to opt out of more and more speaking engagements, presumably on account of his inability to string together more than a few sentences at a time, these glitzy cash-grabs may be his only way of keeping hope alive until November.