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Arianna On 'Morning Joe': Huffington Discusses The Democratic Convention, Jobs Crisis

Posted: 09/05/2012 10:07 am

Arianna stopped by the "Morning Joe" studio Wednesday morning to discuss the Democratic National Convention and America's jobs crisis.

Huffington was effusive about the DNC's opening night. "It made the Republicans in Tampa look like amateur hour," she said. "It's just the energy, the engagement and Michelle Obama's speech. I've looked through everything conservatives have written [on Obama's speech] and I can't find a negative word, which is pretty stunning."

She added: "Of course, now the question is going to be: 'How do they go from the personal to the political?'" Citing the first lady's reference to a wounded Afghanistan veteran, she said "We haven't really explained why we are still in Afghanistan. The public is against it, so why do we stay in the emotional generalities?"

Arianna aslo discussed a job-creation forum that she is hosting in Charlotte later on Wednesday. "Jobs is the big issue," she said. "But the reality is that we don't believe that Washington is going to do anything about jobs in the near future. So what we are doing today is bringing people together to discuss what can the private sector do, individuals, foundations, not-for-profits do?... And the spirit of America that Michelle Obama so beautifully evoked yesterday is something that we can actually apply to job creation. We are bringing over 100 start-up entrepreneurs to demonstrate that even during this time jobs are created, businesses are started. We just need to help them scale."

Watch the full segment below:

 
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