Eleanor Clift (born July 7, 1940) is an American liberal political reporter, television pundit, and author. She is a regular panelist on the nationally syndicated show The McLaughlin Group.
Clift portrayed as herself in Independence Day and appears in the beginning of the movie on The McLaughlin Group speaking about the ineffectual leadership of President Thomas J. Whitmore saying, "That's the problem. They [the public] elected a warrior and they got a wimp!"
- Eleanor Clift's Eleanor Clift on Wikipedia