Those who pine for the days of Jennifer Granholm can now catch her week nights on her new political talk show program, The War Room, on Current TV.
The former Democratic governor launched her new show Monday – the first time she has really seen the limelight since she left office Dec. 31, 2010.
Time will tell how Granholm fares with the new program, but her first night included some interesting guests, including Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat running against Tea Party favorite U.S. Sen. Scott Brown in Massachusetts, a former top campaign official for Newt Gingrich and Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s former spokesman.
In recent months, Granholm has said the program will have a liberal slant while it analyzes political news (what else would one expect on Current TV), but the real question is: Just how far left will the show go?
There are already leftwing TV news personalities seen by some as too mean-spirited or shrill. Commentators like Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow or Ed Schultz.
I’m confident that Granholm, typically a voice of moderation, will never drift quite that far left, and my hope is that she’ll provide a strong, credible voice for liberalism in the circus of the modern, hyper-partisan TV news cycle.