The last time Barack Obama was in Greenwich for a fundraiser was in May 2007, when he was an Illinois senator and Hillary Rodham Clinton seemed to have the inside track toward the Democratic nomination for president.
Obama visited the Conyers Farm estate — sound familiar — of Allan Houston, the highest paid player in New York Knicks franchise history at the time.
Paul Tudor Jones and George Soros hosted a swank fundraiser for Obama earlier in the day at Jones’ palatial waterfront estate that was attended by the likes of model Tyra Banks and an aspiring congressman named Jim Himes.
We miraculously managed to get an invite to the second event, where Houston joked at the time that the future president might have left scuff marks with his dress shoes on Houston’s home basketball court.
What a difference three years makes.