President Obama is reconstituting the team that helped him win the White House to counter Republican challenges in the midterm elections and recalibrate after political setbacks that have narrowed his legislative ambitions.Mr. Obama has asked his former campaign manager, David Plouffe, to oversee House, Senate and governor’s races to stave off a hemorrhage of seats in the fall. The president ordered a review of the Democratic political operation — from the White House to party committees — after last week’s Republican victory in the Massachusetts Senate race, aides said.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Epic Journey Redux
President Obama wants the 2010 election to look more like 2008. The New York Times reports:
Implicit in the story is a vote of no confidence in DNC chair Tim Kaine.