“No one is expecting David Geffen to spend his days golfing, but there is a danger that if the coming election becomes his full-time hobby, his precision ruthlessness will distort the public process,” writes N.Y. Times reporter David Carr. “After all, this is not a movie sale, a busted deal or a Don Henley album; this is about the duly elected leader of the United States.

“Geffen and Ron Burkle, another Los Angeles billionaire who is a staunch ally of the Clintons, have already fought for custody of the Los Angeles Times. No one wants to see the presidency treated as a cat toy between rich men who don√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢t like to lose.