His recent attack politics and money raising is not that of a politician running on a change message.
Take the Hollywood fund-raiser planned for Democratic nominee Sen. Obama on Tuesday night. The event, organized by DreamWorks SKG founders Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, was projected to raise nearly $9 million, which would make it the largest one-night take so far in the 2008 presidential campaign.
Some 700 contributors donating $2,500 each were expected to crowd into a ballroom at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in BeverBlogger: Take The Red Pill - Create Postly Hills to munch on finger food and listen to a brief speech by Sen. Obama and a performance by Barbra Streisand.
The exclusive event was projected to raise $7.1 million for Sen. Obama and the Democratic National Committee, and the larger event, $1.8 million.
Such events are "a blatant demonstration of selling access," said Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.