Saturday, January 23, 2010
Back to the Campaign Trail: David Plouffe to Step Up Advisory Role
Another day, another campaign stop for Barack Hussein Obama, it appears.
The Washington Post is reporting that according to sources familiar with White House plans, former campaign manager David Plouffe will be stepping in to an outside advisory role for team Obama.
According to the Post article, "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."
Plouffe was the campaign manager of both the primary and general election for Obama, and has been associated with Obama since 2004. After the campaign ended he chose not to continue on to the White House, but instead went back to the "private sector" and has been working on a book called ""The Audacity to Win." The book was released on November 3, 2009.
Obama's first campaign stop will be on Capital Hill on Wednesday, as he delivers his first State of the Union address.
Via Memeorandum and The Washington Post