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September 13, 2012

The Most Interesting Man in the World to Host Obama Fundraiser in Burlington


He keeps a catamount as his house cat. He knows how to get there from here. Tractors get stuck in traffic behind him. 

He is... the Most Interesting Man in the World. And he doesn't always host Obama fundraisers, but when he does, they're in Vermont.

Actor Jonathan Goldsmith, who plays the cosmopolitan, impossibly accomplished character in a series of TV ads for Dos Equis beer, is hosting the fundraiser to support Barack Obama's reelection campaign at Nectar's next Tuesday, September 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Proceeds go to Gen44, the Obama campaign program dedicated to fundraising from the under-40 crowd. Humble little Burlington might seem an odd spot for a pop culture hero like Goldsmith to make an appearance, but the Most Interesting Man in the World is, appropriately, a Vermonter — he lives down in Manchester and was spotted in Burlington when Obama spoke at the University of Vermont earlier this year.

Most-interesting-obama-fundraiser-in-the-worldAlso appearing at the event will be the most interesting House speaker in Vermont, Shap Smith, along with local singer-songwriter Justin Levinson. Tickets range from $20 to $1000, the latter of which gets you invited to a pre-event reception with Mr. Dos Equis. The soiree is hosted by state senator representative Kesha Ram, who introduced then-Senator Obama when he spoke at the University of Vermont in 2006. Click here to RSVP.

No word on whether the Old Spice guy and/or the Budweiser frogs will host a Vermont Romney fundraiser in response. 

Speaking of interesting: Dos Equis' pitchman may be an Obama supporter, but Bloomberg reports that its parent company, Heineken USA, has donated more money to Republicans than Democrats this election cycle, including $4000 to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner. In other beer and politics news, states with more craft breweries are overwhelmingly blue — no surprise in local-beer-swilling, Obama-lovin' Vermont — and the White House has released the recipe for its own house-brewed beer. Ale to the chief, indeed.

P.S. Do you think the Most Interesting Man would consider a switch to Heady Topper? Now that's change we can believe in.

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