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Obama campaign manager: 2008 model won't be enough to win second term
The Hill ^

Posted on 04/25/2011 1:46:17 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama campaign manager: 2008 model won't be enough to win second term By Michael O'Brien - 04/25/11 03:59 PM ET

President Obama's campaign manager stressed Monday that Democrats couldn't rely on their 2008 game plan to win a second term for Obama in 2012.

Jim Messina, Obama's former deputy chief of staff-turned-campaign manager, released a strategy video to supporters outlining the campaign's initial steps toward securing victory next fall.

And the key takeaway from Messina was that he intended to throw out the 2008 model and rethink Obama's strategy for 2012.

"The 2008 campaign was the most special thing a lot of us have ever been a part of," Messina said in a Web video. "But if we just run that same campaign, we stand a good chance of losing. We've got to run a new campaign."

Messina laid out five steps to winning in 2012, "Expand the electorate;" "Build something new;" "Grow the grassroots in the states;" "Measure our progress;" and "Work for every vote."

Under that rubric, Messina encouraged supporters to begin building voter outreach efforts, and he said the campaign would engage in a good degree of listening to its supporters as it shifts into higher gears.

But much of the video was intended to keep fire in the bellies of supporters of Obama, guarding against a sense of complacency that can overtake reelection campaigns.

"This is not 2008. We've got to assume every single day that we've got to build something new, better, faster and sleeker," Messina said. "Republicans are going to be fired up to take on President Obama, and so we all and all of you out there have to take the reins and help build this thing."

"We ought not act like an incumbent, we've got to act like an insurgent campaign that wakes up every single day, trying to get every single vote we can," Messina adds in the video.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; jimmessina; obama
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To: Sub-Driver
Gas = $5

I tripled the gas prices. Vote for me!
21 posted on 04/25/2011 2:14:54 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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22 posted on 04/25/2011 2:16:38 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Sub-Driver

How many can they dupe with “hope and change” the second time around??


23 posted on 04/25/2011 2:19:51 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Sub-Driver

I think their 2012 model is pretty clear...

- Tell their supporters to vote in the Republican Primary for the biggest stiff on the ballot (choose one? Such a dilemma! Oy vey!)

- Keep stroking The Donald’s ego so that he feels compelled to stay in the race and become Ross Perot 2.0 next fall

- Encourage states to join this BS “compact” where they agree to plunk all of their electoral votes for the popular vote “winner” (or greatest plurality?)


24 posted on 04/25/2011 2:24:50 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver
"Expand the electorate;"....illegals, dead, fraudulent, stolen,
"Build something new;" ....Send out new talking points to Joun"O"list and media sycophants
"Grow the grassroots in the states;"....federally fund the new ACORN, Democratic voter fraud organizations
"Measure our progress;" ....Keep enough stolen ballots on hand in tight districts
"Work for every vote."....Make sure we have enough street money to buy the votes
25 posted on 04/25/2011 2:27:30 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"The 2008 campaign was the most special thing a lot of us have ever been a part of," Messina said in a Web video. "But if we just run that same campaign, we stand a good chance of losing. We've got to run a new campaign."

.......or better yet, declare Martial law and have no election at all.

NOTHING they do surprises me any more.Their audacity and lawlessness is astounding

26 posted on 04/25/2011 2:28:50 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Sub-Driver

2008: Yes We Can

2012: No We Didn’t


27 posted on 04/25/2011 2:29:19 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: MrB

The lies won’t work as well with an awakened public and the astroturf won’t do the job again given all the real grass that has grown up through it.


28 posted on 04/25/2011 2:32:05 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: MrB

This and the fact the Libs believe the Tea Party is complacent after the big victory last fall..we may as well give up now. /s


29 posted on 04/25/2011 2:33:52 PM PDT by devistate one four (United states code 10.311 Militia Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: Sub-Driver

If Obama gets re-elected after all the harm he has done to America, and our Constitution then America is lost and I have no more faith in the citizenry


30 posted on 04/25/2011 2:34:52 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Keep stroking The Donald’s ego so that he feels compelled to stay in the race and become Ross Perot 2.0 next fall

Don't you think it's likely most of the Perot vote went for Obama in '08, so that that group comes out of Obama's 70 m?

31 posted on 04/25/2011 2:35:53 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama is a fraud and the black race has tied their float to him. Get your ass off Oprah and go to work. He FAILED.


32 posted on 04/25/2011 2:36:00 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: devistate one four

Lib Dems fear the Tea Party.


33 posted on 04/25/2011 2:37:24 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Sub-Driver

Messina said. “Republicans are going to be fired up to take on President Obama,

Americans, Christians and other Patriots are going to be fired up to take on Resident Obama.

THERE FIXED IT..


34 posted on 04/25/2011 2:38:05 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: Fu-fu2

Yes, and I think it’s still growing!


35 posted on 04/25/2011 2:43:04 PM PDT by devistate one four (United states code 10.311 Militia Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: Sub-Driver

Caus dat chit won’t fly again..


36 posted on 04/25/2011 2:46:04 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Sub-Driver
WELL, THE 2008 MODEL WAS CHANGE.

Let's see:

Change we can believe in?

Really?

37 posted on 04/25/2011 2:47:46 PM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They’ll triangulate the vote by pinning a Republican against a strong Tea Party candidate and split the non-Dem vote so that Obongo wins again. It’s the Clintonian way. That’s how Bill Clinton got his second term.


38 posted on 04/25/2011 2:48:23 PM PDT by MissMack99 (BO Stinks!)
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To: eCSMaster

THANK YOU for that. I just pasted that to my facebook page as my daily tweak for all my lib friends. HAHA!


39 posted on 04/25/2011 3:03:24 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: Sub-Driver

Yep, you got that right! The ‘Let’s Fool the Suckers’ Campaign of 2008 won’t work a 2nd time.


40 posted on 04/25/2011 3:30:46 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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