Occupy Wall Street: How does it affect Obama and Democrats?

October 14, 2011

As Occupy Wall Street increases its footprint in New York, Washington and across the U.S., it’s gaining the support of mainstream liberal organizations like the AFL-CIO and even some financial executives.

The movement “should be a relief to the White House,” Peter Wallsten wrote yesterday. “But it is unclear whether this sudden burst of energy on the American left will help Obama and other Democrats.”

Readers have flooded Wallsten’s story with their own comments about what Occupy Wall Street’s role will be in the liberal political sphere. Wallsten jumped in to curate some of the most thoughtful comments and pose specific questions to readers.

Chat with the author about OWS

" Is Occupy Wall Street good for Obama or bad for Obama? "

White House reporter Peter Wallsten

Weigh in

Wallsten will be back in the story’s comment thread to chat throughout the day. Readers have added more than 2,300 comments so far. Join them or weigh in on Twitter using #OWSandObama.

Read more on PostPolitics.com

Like PostPolitics on Facebook | Follow @PeterWallsten on Twitter

Occupy Wall Street across United States, on Foursquare

Jobs proposals multiply but go nowhere

Federal Eye: The Post Office Chronicler

TheFix: Is Occupy Wall Street overblown?

Natalie Jennings is a Web producer for PostTV.
Most Read

politics

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters