David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s campaign manager, plans to use the campaign’s 13 million-name contact list as the basis for a netroots group called Organizing for America, Esquire is reporting.
Plouffe’s Internet-based group will seek to garner support for policy initiatives, but other Democratic groups say they fear being left out.
One Democratic insider said, “It’s not the Democratic Party anymore. It’s the Obama party.”
Sounds like someone is a little afraid of change we all can believe in.
Some Democrats say that the Obama campaign strategy of not allowing outside groups or third-party money won’t work in day-to-day organizing. Yeah, tell that to the McCain campaign.
Plouffe says he’s doing this to inspire widespread political involvement. Including (gasp!) Republican involvement?