By Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times
It’s not that Hollywood star Ben Affleck has turned Republican. But at the same time, he said that all his fundraising for Democrats has begun to leave him with a sick stomach.
His specific words, Newsmax reported: “Over time, I became disillusioned” with all the fundraising for Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama. “Mostly [it was] with the pernicious effect of money in politics. I realized it was about raising $56,000 through a couple of dinners, and those bundlers who bring in $1 million or $2 million.”
Mr. Affleck said that he actually “started to feel gross,” Newsmax reported.
He went on: “Those people are dedicated, and they believe in what they’re doing. I believe in why many of them are doing it. What I don’t believe in is that we now have the need to do it … [and] being used as a prop to schmooze people and try to milk the teat of the donor for money” is what caused the “gross” feeling.