Soros not sure yet whether he'll give big money to Democrats next year

“Since I don’t know what I’m going to do, I can’t tell you,” he told POLITICO.

Last October, Soros suggested he may be permanently shifting his giving away from electoral groups like those he supported in 2004, characterizing his involvement that year as “an exception.”

But Democratic political professionals have been buzzing about the implicit blessing bestowed this month by the Democracy Alliance, a Soros-linked donor network, on a coalition that hopes to spend tens of millions of dollars boosting President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats in 2012 – though Vachon suggested it’s unlikely Soros will come close to matching his 2004 investment.