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President Obama's Visit To LA
Posted by Ivetta Babadjanian on Oct 8, 2012 - 5:33:00 PM

LOS ANGELES—President Barack Obama arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 7 and departed on the morning of Monday, October 8.  First, Obama attended an exclusive event at the Beverly Hills home of DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg which had caused traffic as many streets on the Westside were closed.

Former president Bill Clinton and Obama both spoke in front of a dozen people as "a thank you event for a small group of donors" who had donated the maximum amount in an attempt for Obama's re-election "or contributed a high amount," said campaign press secretary Jennifer Psaki.

After the closed event, 6,000 people arrived at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday night for the "30 Days of Victory" concert. The concert featured performances from Jon Bon Jovi, Jennifer Hudson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder and Katy Perry. "They're such great friends. They just perform flawlessly night after night. I can't always say the same," Obama said during the event as he referred to Wednesday's presidential debate. Many believed Obama's performance during the debate against Republican Candidate, Mitt Romney, was not as strong as it could have been.

Obama continued to give a 22-minute speech claiming that Romney's election would merely bring back failed policies of the administration of George W. Bush, ensuring the benefit of the wealthy rather than the middle class.

"The last thing we can afford right now is four years of the very same policies that led us to the crises in the first place," Obama said. "I cannot allow that to happen. I will not allow that to happen. That's why I'm running for a second term as president of the United States."

Among other speakers were actor George Clooney, Mayor Anotonio Villaraigosa and San Antonio, Texas Mayor as well as keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention, Julian Castro. Tickets prices ranged from $44 to $2,500.

The concert was followed by an 18-minute speech to 120 guests which included Clooney, comedian Seth MacFarlane and movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The $25,000 per person fundraising dinner took place at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck on the twenty-fourth floor of the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles at L.A. Live.

"After four years of having a pretty good front row seat on the federal government, there's no doubt that there are things that we can do smarter," said Obama. "There are aspects to the federal government that were designed in the 1930s and need to be redesigned and there are savings to be had," Obama said.

Proceed from the fundraisers went to the Obama Victory Fund which is a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties. The total raised during the fundraisers was not announced.

Obama spent the night at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills and left Los Angeles Monday morning for Keene in Kern County in order to present the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument.


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