TAMPA, Fla. — Arianna Huffington currently plans to vote for President Barack Obama in November. Huffington told The Daily Caller, however, that she has been disappointed by Obama’s first term and would consider voting for Mitt Romney if the Republican candidate advocates an end to U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan.
“My vote does not depend on a particular party, like, I’m not reflexively voting a particular party, but I will vote for Obama,” Huffington told TheDC during a sit-down interview following an event about American entrepreneurs and job creators she hosted in Tampa on Wednesday.
Huffington reflected on her disappointment with Obama for campaigning on “bold ideas”, but instead governing as a “timid” president. And despite pledging her support to the president, Huffington said she wasn’t sure he would change for the better in a second term.
“I don’t know. I think, as I said on The Huffington Post, it’s Obama versus Obama as well as Obama versus Romney,” she said. “We don’t know whether the campaigning Obama of bold ideas or the governing Obama, who’s been much more timid, is going to be the second term Obama if he wins.”