Saturday, January 17, 2009

Organizing for America

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Or: Obama 2.0.

Which is fine. The question all along has been how best to take advantage of, in a positive way, Obama's massive grassroots campaign, how to translate success in 2008 into success in 2010, 2012, and beyond.

And merging that campaign, Obama's "machine," into the DNC, that is, with the formal party apparatus, may very well be the best way to do it. Just as long as it isn't all about re-electing Obama in 2012. As worthy a goal as that will be, after all, the party as a whole needs to focus on keeping and expanding its majorities in Congress, winning at the state level, and otherwise spreading its resources up and down the ticket. In other words, it's not just about how the Democratic Party can help Obama, it's about how Obama can help the Democratic Party, translating his massive popularity into success for the party more broadly.

Anyway, here's the announcement:

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  • How stupid do you have to be to talk about re-electing someone that hasn't even been sworn into office yet?
    Let's see how the economy looks in a year or two, then we can start talking about re-election.
    You Liberals are like kids with a new toy they saw on TV, it's the greatest thing ever. Then after it breaks in ten minutes, the truth comes out. It never was the greatest thing, and it never will be. It all hype, and advertising, no substance.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 7:56 PM  

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