Hollywood Democrats Fundraise Off Clint Eastwood Remarks

Trying to get fired up again


For years, Democrats have been criticized for relying too heavily on such celebrities as George Clooney and Barbra Streisand to communicate their message to voters. But in the aftermath of Clint Eastwood's bizarre speech Aug. 30 at the Republican National Convention, political insiders are assessing the potential damage to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. At the same time, Hollywood's anxious Democratic fund-raisers are seizing on the perceived gaffe as the campaign hits its crucial homestretch.