Campaign 2000: The Arianna Sideshow

The activist and socialite has plans for two shadow conventions she hopes will roil the Establishment. What are they really about?

It's not easy getting a political convention off the ground--especially when the convention is not really a convention but a "shadow convention," and especially when the politics being convened is not the old-fashioned kind but a new, revolutionary kind of politics that will "transcend the old categories of left and right." Arianna Huffington has been learning this lesson the hard way all summer. While Americans across the country--hundreds of them! maybe thousands!--eagerly await the twin spectacle of the Republican and Democratic conventions in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, the syndicated columnist and former Newt Gingrich confidant has been trying to round up...

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