President Barack Obama is not Spider-Man.
That‚??s according to his wife, Michelle, who is in Hollywood this week raising money for the incumbent‚??s reelection campaign. She made the announcement Sunday at a fundraiser hosted by ‚??No Doubt‚?Ě rocker Gwen Stefani.
‚??Barack can’t do it alone. He’s not Spider-Man,‚?Ě Michelle Obama said. ‚??He’s not a superhero. He’s a human, so we need your help.‚?Ě
‚??I am not just talking to the adults here today. I am talking to the young people here as well. All of our young people — you might not be old enough to vote….but you can play an important role in this election, too,‚?Ě Michelle said.
Tickets were $2,500 at the Stefani event, while a reception hosted by Warner Brothers’ chief executive officer Monday will cost as much as $25,000 for a ticket.
Meanwhile, Obama held fundraisers in his Chicago hometown Sunday that were expected to haul in $4 million, including one shindig for 75 top donors at his private residence.
However, a massive fundraiser at the Bridgeport Art Center that only charged $51 a ticket filled only half the room, according to a New York Times reporter tweeting from the event.
At a campaign stop Monday in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the president made an interesting, if not wholly accurate, plea for even more money.
‚??Over the next three months, you are going to see the other side spend more money on negative ads than we have ever seen in history,‚?Ě Obama said. ‚??They‚??ve got some really rich people writing $10 million checks.‚?Ě
In the 24-hour period following Mitt Romney‚??s announcement of Paul Ryan has his running mate on Saturday, the Republicans raised $3.5 million.