The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Shall We Launch ‘Arianna-Watch 2012’?


When Barack Obama has lost Arianna Huffington, he’s lost . . . no, wait. He hasn’t lost much of anything in terms of the electorate. It probably just means Arianna Huffington wants more attention again (a classic example here), or that AOL stock could use a bump and she’s trying to generate some buzz.

Her current flirtation:

Huffington says now that she is disappointed in Obama and could even see herself voting Republican in the next presidential election. “To me,” she says, “the issues are more important than the party.” She pauses. “Trust me, I realize how hard it is to change the system, but Obama has demonstrated only the fierce urgency of sometime later, and at the same time the middle class is under assault” — she smiles — “which is of course the topic of my last book.”

Tags: Arianna Huffington , Barack Obama


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