President Obama won’t be there, sadly, although he’s said that The Wire is his favorite show and Omar his favorite character (but “that’s not an endorsement”).
It’s a weird pairing: The Vineyard is about as far from the Towers as you can get. But why not bring in the idolized cast of a TV show beloved among liberals? You got to. This is America, man.
The hosts of the event, whose cost ranges from $500 to $2,500 a person, are Judy and Ron Davenport, who previously hosted then-Senator Obama in 2007.
No one knows which actors plan to take a break from guest-starring in every single TV show since 2006 and show up. But Michael K. Williams, who played gay vigilante robber Omar on the HBO drama, reportedly said, “I’ll do what I can to help y’all. But the game’s out there, and it’s play or get played. That simple.”[Sunlight Foundation]