He attended two Miami fundraisers, one for the House Dems, one for the Senate. Total take from a mere 500 people was $1 million.
Here are excerpts from pool reports by Sheryl Stolberg of the New York Times on the Senate gig. I assume by the remarks this is Jewish Miami money, not Latino.
The private fundraiser is a dinner at the home of Judith and Michael Adler.
He is apparently CEO of a large real estate company here, but please do check. Their home is quite lovely, a yellow stucco affair . . .
At 7:17 pm, Obama addressed a group of approximately 70 people under a large tent outside of the Adler home in Miami Beach, Florida, seated at seven or eight round tables.
As a recap, the fundraiser benefitted Sen. Bill Nelson, and the DSCC (Sen. Patty Murray also attended this second fundraiser).
“We’re among friends here, you don’t have to stand on ceremony,” Obama says as he goes to the front of the small tented area.
He also talked a bit about his meeting with Jewish organizations at the White House this week.
“All the forces that we see building in Egypt are the forces that should be naturally aligned with us. Should be aligned with Israel,” Obama continued.
“I told them we have to be sober, we can’t be naive about the changes that are taking place in the Middle East. Our commitment to Israel’s security is inviolable, is sacrosanct,” he said. “But we should not be afraid,” of what’s happening in the region, he continued.
Well, fine, but the Israeli leadership sure is afraid. I’ll take Mossad’s analysis of the situation over Obama’s, but I hope very much the president is right.
He’d better hope he’s right if he wants Florida’s 27 electoral votes.