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Obama’s Plouffe: Hand-Wringing and Bed-Wetting

Team Obama’s David Plouffe:

“We’re sensitive to the fluid dynamics of the campaign, but we have a game plan and a strategy,” said Obama’s campaign manager, David Plouffe. “We’re familiar with this. And I’m sure between now and Nov. 4 there will be another period of hand-wringing and bed-wetting. It comes with the territory.”

Almost as funny:

“Everyone was astonished that she drew 9,000 people to Lancaster the other night,” said Obama’s senior strategist, David Axelrod. “But we drew 10,000 people there last week.”
“They got a transient boost from the sort of imagery surrounding her selection,” Axelrod said. “But I think things will settle in. She will be a candidate and not just a symbol.”

A symbol? I believe Obama already has that covered:

“It has become increasingly clear in my travel, the campaign — that the crowds, the enthusiasm, 200,000 people in Berlin, is not about me at all. It’s about America. I have just become a symbol.”

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