Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Quote from David Plouffe

All the talk of Newt having a different way of winning elections than many consultants think is the only way reminded me of this quote:
Just about every day we heard criticism about our organization-building in South Carolina.


We ran a ground campaign in South Carolina the likes of which had never before been seen. And it was widely believed by many old hands to be a colossal mistake....every time [Obama] was down there, someone pulled him aside to tell him we didn't know what the hell we were doing.
That quote is from Obama 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe on page 161 of the paperback edition of his book The Audacity to Win.

Newt is going against the grain as the Obama camp did four years ago -- though in a different way -- and obviously it worked well for Obama. What makes this even more interesting is that Newt has read Plouffe's book.

I will have another post up soon about how Newt is also looking to create a similar grassroots organization to the one Obama had in the post-Super Tuesday contests in 2008.

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