Thursday, June 12, 2008

Obama Consolidates His Influence over the DNC

Innumerable calculations have passed through my head about why Obama would strengthen his grasp on the nomination between June and August. One of them was simply that the superdelegates, like any human beings, prefer settled issues to unsettled ones, and as long as Obama looks like he can win (and he does look like he can win), the superdelegates are fine about the outcome.

Now comes evidence of another thought that passed through my mind. Senator Obama's team is moving to consolidate Senator Obama's influence over the DNC. Ben Smith reports:
In a major shakeup at the Democratic National Committee -- and a departure from tradition -- large parts of the committee's operations are relocating to Chicago to be fully integrated with the Obama campaign.
I think this is exceptional evidence of what a politically astute politician Senator Obama has turned out to be.


sricki said...

Agreed -- Obama has turned out to be very politically savvy. I definitely underestimated him. I hope the GOP has, too.

I love the name of this blog. I've always liked "Clintonista", although some like to use it as an insult.

So how are you guys doing?

DCDemocrat said...

Hey, sricki: I've begun to get over my depression for Hillary's loss. I am beginning to taste my hunger for a Democratic victory, and it quiets all my other emotions.

Anonymous said...

This is a great move. If he can merge his field operation with the DNC, we are going to be in great shape this fall and in the future.

I don't understand why New Hampster got so bent out of shape on this. I usually like what he writes, but his rant at MyDD just didn't make any sense to me at all.

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