Skip to comments.Obama's 2012 campaign: Way outside the Beltway? [HQ in Chicago?]
Posted on 11/25/2010 11:55:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
When President Obama kicks off his reelection campaign sometime in the next few months, senior advisers say, it is virtually certain that his headquarters will be located in Chicago.
But should it be?
Full of nostalgia for the 2008 campaign and keenly aware of the anti-Washington vibe in the electorate, advocates say the arrangement would give the president's team a chance to get away from inside-the-Beltway conventional wisdom and to recapture the grass-roots energy that helped Obama beat two candidates entrenched in the capital's culture two years ago.
Yet no president or vice president in recent history has won reelection with his headquarters so far from the White House. The arrangement would splinter the president's staff, sending some of his most trusted advisers to another time zone, and would risk creating a competing power center in Illinois. Because it would limit their casual contact, the distance could also force the White House and campaign staff members to adhere more rigidly to requirements that their work be kept separate. Not to mention that the campaign staff would rarely, if ever, see the candidate.
White House officials say that no decision has been made and that when it is, it will be Obama's alone. "I think there's only one person that gets a vote," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said.
Aides said setting up shop in Chicago again has some powerful advocates, including senior adviser David Axelrod, who is planning to move back home early next year; deputy chief of staff Jim Messina, who is expected to be named campaign manager; and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, another longtime Chicago resident....
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Campaigning already in the next few months?!?! Sheesh
Campaign to be President for 2 years while as Senator
Govern for 2 years with lots of holiday trips
Campaign to be 2nd term President for the next 2 years.
Obama’s the president now. Its not the same as running to win the primary which require long campaign period
This isn’t unprecedented. He did the same thing during the 2008 campaign.
“Obama moves DNC operations to Chicago”
The Chicago Machine went national that year...dang it.
So...What happens when Sarah Palin sets up her HQ in...
...Wait for it...
Way outside the Beltway... [HQ in RSA]
B.O. and his King
If you mean to refer to Ssudi Arabia, it’s KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), not RSA.
Maybe his campaign slogan will be different next time. Instead of “hopey changey”, it’ll be “changey hopey”. How’s that?
They need the complicit chicago Gangsterrati to help control media access the the campaign - something that would be near impossible in DC. Fraud orders will go out to gangsterrati precincts throughout Chicago and disperse and be executed from there - away from Media’s prying, but willing eyes.
Thanks for the correction Rocky. A lttle more coffee this morning is in order.
Most of Obama’s “campaigning” will take place below the radar. As we learned from 2010, some Democrats can win elections even when they are trailing in the polls.
Even 20 years ago that might have been difficult but this day and age distance is meaningless. People are communicating with others all around the world on a 24/7 basis.
The new Republican Governors and Republican Secretaries of State in the battleground states do not bode well for the maoist.
That’s all true, but to my knowledge, the DNC in 2008 was the first time any party has been based outside of DC.
its a new world Dixie.
That is waaay understated, wiggen.