"You assume that everybody is going to close the deal every time they walk into a fundraising meeting and it's just not really an accurate portrayal of how political fundraising takes place," Kelley said.
"It was very touching and immediately turns you into a much more selfless person," he said. "To be an entertainer, you have to be pretty self-absorbed, to do it successfully. It just comes with the territory. It's what happens. I just remember when she came, I quit obsessing about everywhere I thought I should be. I just sort of let life happen, and once I let life happen, things started falling in place."