David Geffen Hearts Hillary (Now), Backs Clinton in 2016
Hollywood mogul David Geffen famously threw his support behind then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2008 rather than Sen. Hillary Clinton.
The decision sounded personal, with Geffen calling the Clinton family's political machine "very unpleasant and unattractive and effective." Geffen also said Team Clinton tended to lie "with such ease, it's troubling" and slammed Mrs. Clinton as too scripted.
Geffen also told Obama should run for the highest office in the land back in 2004.
That was then. Now, with support for a Clinton presidential run commonplace on the left, Geffen is singing a far different tune.
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd detailed a number of high-profile liberals who are jumping back on the Clinton bandwagon. Her latest article puts part of the spotlight on Geffen's change of heart.
Geffen, who gave Obama his first big Hollywood fund-raiser in 2008 and broke with the Clintons because he felt they lied “with such ease, it’s troubling,” now says he will “absolutely” support Hillary in 2016, calling her “an extraordinary, smart, accomplished woman.”