Hollywood is overwhelmingly liberal and not hating Trump simply isn’t tolerated there. These folks want a Democrat to beat Trump in 2020 at any cost. Who are they leaning towards? Biden and Warren.
Joe Biden Is Hollywood Headliner At Democratic Debates, But Elizabeth Warren Is One To Watch
“It’s Joe Biden’s to lose, Elizabeth Warren’s to win and everybody else is to try to get noticed,” a top Hollywood donor bluntly says of the two-night Democratic debate that kicks off tonight on NBC.
“Look, this isn’t Democrats Got Talent, but it kind of is,” the executive added of the field that features the former VP, the Massachusetts senator and 18 other Oval Office hopefuls taking the stage in two groups tonight and Thursday in Miami. “People are watching to see who stands out and who they will be writing checks to.”
Notes another longtime Tinseltown donor: “Warren has a great advantage being on the first night. She can turn this into her town hall and pressure Biden, Bernie and Buttigieg to have to respond to her on Thursday.”
A random draw in mid-June left Warren as the only top polling Dem on the first night with the former VPOTUS, the Vermont Senator, the Indiana Mayor and the Golden State’s junior Senator Kamala Harris squaring off on June 27.
Biden is raking in major amounts of cash from the Hollywood community.
CNBC reported in May:
Joe Biden brings in massive cash haul at Hollywood fundraiser that draws donors from across the country
Joe Biden raked in over $700,000 on Wednesday at a Hollywood fundraiser, one of the biggest hauls so far in the former vice president’s campaign to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.
The evening reception had a host committee of Hollywood luminaries including DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, executive and producer Peter Chernin, actor Rob Reiner and Terry Press, the president of CBS Films, according to the event’s invitation.
It took place at the home of interior designer Michael Smith and James Costos, a former ambassador to Spain under President Barack Obama, the invite shows.
The total eclipsed what Biden raised at his 2020 campaign’s first fundraising event in Philadelphia at the home of Comcast executive David Cohen, which was estimated to bring in just over $500,000.
Of course, if another candidate breaks out and starts polling better, these same people will cast Biden aside.
All they care about is winning.