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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:42 PM

Sam Stein tweet about OFA


@samsteinhp: Plouffe is saying/hinting that they will keep OFA intact to help Obama with upcoming legislative pushes

@samsteinhp: Plouffe also saying OFA wont be transferred to any future candidate. Says they have to build their own grassroots movement to make it work

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Reply Sam Stein tweet about OFA (Original post)
bama_blue_dot Nov 2012 OP
DonViejo Nov 2012 #1
Whisp Nov 2012 #2
yashoo Nov 2012 #3
demwing Nov 2012 #6
CTyankee Nov 2012 #7
Rectangle Nov 2012 #8
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #4
regnaD kciN Nov 2012 #5

Response to bama_blue_dot (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:45 PM

1. Solid hints the second term is going to be much

different than the first!

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Response to bama_blue_dot (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:47 PM

2. I like the sound of that.

and totally agree that a transfer just wouldn't work. there has to be a connection and some magic like there is between Obama and his Awesome Team. You can't just rent it out, it has to be owned.

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Response to bama_blue_dot (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:47 PM

3. the next two years

needs to be about teaching the Obama coalition, far too many of whom are sporadic voters, about the importance of these midterms. the republicans are bleeding and dying today, sure, but they are still far stronger at GOTV when it comes to the non-Presidential election years. i'm enjoying the victory, but 2014 casts a long, ominous shadow

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Response to yashoo (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:20 PM

6. The dark fire will not avail you

Flame of yashoo! Go back to the shadow. You shall not pass!

In other words, thank you. Your concern is noted.

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Response to yashoo (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:51 PM

7. Your thinking is SO pre-Nov. 6, 2012! That whole "sporadic" voter meme has been changed.

Sure, the mid-terms' voter turnout is typically smaller than in a Presidential election year but the question is by how much. The OFA will utilize the same tactics and techniques that has produced this victory and this is a new day in political campaigns. OFA can more accurately gauge public opinion and what drives voters to care about politics. This is a deeper understanding than we have had in the past.

Yesterday's gone. Don't stop thinking about tomorrow.

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Response to yashoo (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:36 PM

8. Exactly--Ditto!!

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Response to bama_blue_dot (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:48 PM

4. OFA should stand up a Democratic party structure.

They don't need to help a specific candidate - they need to help the party.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:57 PM

5. +1

While OFA shouldn't be beholden to any candidate in the primaries, it should be available to future nominees. We now have an outstanding Democratic GOTV machine -- why throw it away and demand future nominees re-invent the wheel, with possibly much-lesser results?

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