“Mr. Obama, who has made Mitt Romney’swealth a signature issue during this campaign season, had no problem hobnobbing with
wealthy New York and Hollywood figures who joined him in the spacious house in Westport
complete with swimming pool and badminton court within sight of Long Island Sound.
Two gold Oscar statues sat on shelves as Mr. Obama addressed 60 donors who forked over $
35,800 each for the privilege. Among the guests were Anne Hathaway, who played Catwoman in
“The Dark Knight Rises,” the new Batman film; Jerry Springer, the talk show host; Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue magazine; Joanne Woodward, the actress and widow of Paul Newman; Aaron Sorkin, creator of television shows like “The
Newsroom” and “The West Wing”; and Gov. Daniel P. Malloy of Connecticut.”