Politico probably realized that when Bambi’s administration brought David Plouffe back that the 2012 campaign was gearing up and they got the exclusive story of how the quietly idling machine is now revving up. The silver lining? America is already tired of his face…
President Barack Obama’s top advisers are quietly laying the groundwork for the 2012 reelection campaign, which is likely to be run out of Chicago and managed by White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina, according to Democrats familiar with the discussions.
For now, the planning consists entirely of private conversations, with Obama aides at all levels indulging occasionally in closed-door 2012 discussions while focusing ferociously on the midterm elections and health care reform, the Democratic sources said. “The gathering storm is the 2010 elections,” one top official said.
But the sources said Obama has given every sign of planning to run again and wants the next campaign to resemble the highly successful 2008 effort.
David Axelrod, White House senior adviser, may leave the West Wing to rejoin his family in Chicago and reprise his role as Obama’s muse, overseeing the campaign’s tone, themes, messages and advertising, the sources said.
David Plouffe, the Obama for America campaign manager, described by one friend as “the father of all this,” will be a central player in the reelect, perhaps as an outside adviser.
“The conversations are beginning, but decisions haven’t been made,” a top official said. “If you look at David Plouffe’s stepped-up level of activity with the political organization [as an outside adviser on the 2010 races], that is obviously the beginning of the process.”
Anita Dunn, former White House communications director, will be intimately involved, too. Brad Woodhouse, the Democratic National Committee’s communications director, enjoys rising stock and would be a logical choice to be communications director for the reelection campaign, the sources said.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett are likely to remain at the president’s side in Washington, while exercising major influence over the campaign. Pfeiffer, communications director of the last campaign and always a trusted insider, has a higher public profile every day.
Obama’s campaign will get a head start from the large machine he has built at the DNC, including Organizing for America, the successor to his grass-roots campaign operation.
OFA is now a DNC project with staff in all 50 states and has worked to keep Obama’s army active through engagement on health care and other issues.
Whatever the republicans are doing, they better step up their game because at this point, they do not have a candidate that can beat OFA especially if immigration reform gets shoved through.
Team O is in trouble, and Obama’s Chicago hacks know it. Their marxist agenda is on life support and he needs the “architect” of his 2008 victory to save Bambi from the American People. Only problem is; America is awake and PISSED. David has been brought back to brainwash the 20% liberal base of the Democratic Party into drinking the koolaid again, achieving the goal of control of 1/6th of the American economy through their socialist version of health care, and making Organizing For America a key component in the 2010 elections. The Borg version of health care isn’t going away so don’t take your eyes off that ball. Also, rest assured that the Obama Team is still not listening to the American people and will not be changing their marxist course because David Plouffe is all about how it looks and not how it really is, and he is the man who convinced 69 million to vote the liar into office. (You know how they like to divert attention; David Axelrod is window dressing.)
David Plouffe, the man who managed President Barack Obama‘s campaign, will be taking on an expanded role as an outside adviser to the White House, according to sources familiar with the plan, a move that comes just days after a stunning defeat for Democrats in a Massachusetts Senate special election.
Allies of the White House cast the Plouffe move as less about the Massachusetts election and more about the fact that the election year is heating up and Plouffe has more free time following the publication of his campaign memoir late last year. Still, the timing is sure to stoke speculation that the White House is seeking to shore up its political operation.
After managing Obama’s successful primary and general election races, Plouffe chose not to go into the White House — as so many of his campaign colleagues did — but rather return to the private sector and focus on writing his memoir of the campaign called “The Audacity to Win”. The book was released on November 3, 2009.
Plouffe did stay involved with Organizing for America, the operation formed in the wake of Obama’s victory to maintain the massive grassroots email and donor base built during the campaign. While OFA officials tout it as a success story there is increasing skepticism within the party about whether it has truly fulfilled its mission of bringing a grassroots army to bear on the President’s top priorities.
Plouffe has also remained in regular touch with the President and his political team. The President talks fairly regularly with David,” said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. “I know that it is somebody whose advice and counsel he both seeks regularly and
believes David is an exceptionally smart advisor who understands the type of anger and frustration that he’s seen. ”
In an op-ed set to be published tomorrow in the Post, Plouffe argued that finding a way to pass a health care plan is critically important to the electoral fate of the party in the 2010 midterms. Wrote Plouffe:
“Americans’ health and our nation’s long-term fiscal health depend on it. I know that the short-term politics are bad. It’s a good plan that’s become a demonized caricature. But politically speaking, if we do not pass it, the GOP will continue attacking the plan as if we did anyway, and voters will have no ability to measure its upside”
Click on the link above and see how Poofy is trying to rewrite history when it comes to health care, the stimulus package, and transparency. While you are reading about how the dems are going to create jobs, keep this in mind:
Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) — An exodus of discouraged workers from the job market kept the U.S. unemployment rate from climbing above 10 percent in December, economists said.
Had the labor force not decreased by 661,000 last month, the jobless rate would have been 10.4 percent, according to economists including David Rosenberg at Gluskin Sheff & Associates in Toronto and Harm Bandholz at UniCredit Research in New York.
“The actual unemployment rate is higher than shown by the official numbers,” Bandholz said yesterday after a Labor Department report released in Washington showed the economy unexpectedly lost 85,000 jobs in December while the jobless rate was unchanged.
About 1.7 million Americans opted out of the workforce from July through December, representing a 1.1 percent drop that marks the biggest six-month decrease since 1961, the Labor Department report showed. The share of the population in the labor force last month fell to the lowest level in 24 years.
And for those that can stomach Obama’s Chief Minister of Propaganda, Robert Gibbs is appearing on FoxNews Sunday tomorrow, and more than likely, will be live on the site.