January 26th, 2010
09:56 AM ET
5 years ago

Can David Plouffe rescue Democrats' agenda?

The Obama administrator called on David Plouffe last week to work as an outside advisor.
The Obama administrator called on David Plouffe last week to work as an outside advisor.

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration's decision to utilize David Plouffe as an outside adviser is a sign that after last week's election in Massachusetts, the White House is aiming to turn the tide against an angry electorate, a top Democratic strategist said.

The hiring of Plouffe, who designed Obama's presidential campaign, comes at an important time, said James Carville, a CNN political contributor and former aide to President Clinton.

"You got to look at this thing in Massachusetts, and think that's a real signal here," he said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "If you don't deal with it, it's going to get worse."

By the looks of it, Plouffe is trying to rally the troops who got Obama elected.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. j

    One can only hope. The Dems need to come up with a good response to counter the Teabaggers and the Conservatives to restore the momentum from a year ago when Obama was elected.

    January 26, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  2. Bob in Pa

    Enough, how many people does this Admin need ? I thought the TZARs were his advisors. Now we need to waste some more of the publics money ? If these bozos would cut goverment staff by 1/3 maybe there would be so many hands in the soup.

    January 26, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  3. ICARE

    He will need to KIDNAP all the nobel prize economists and have them draft a plan to shove it down the elephants' throats and jumpstart the economy. Brillliant minds are our only hope, not DONKEYS OR ELEPHANTS.

    January 26, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  4. ICARE

    It's good to be bi-partisan but at some points in time, you have to have enough GUTS to push it down people's throats. For explanation, see Bush or Clinton..

    January 26, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  5. Objective Thinking

    Oh, so they're gonna do things the way candidate Obama did things? Expect more technicalities to get things done.

    Obama, when running for state Senate in Illinois, challenge signatures on his opponent's petition to have her name on the ballot, and had tons of names thrown out because they were in manuscript instead of cursive. This threw the other person's name off the ballot, allowing Obama to run unopposed.

    Then Obama, when running for Democratic Presidential nominee, had Michigan and Florida's votes thrown out on technicalities of the timing, clinching the win over Hillary Clinton.

    January 26, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  6. RNC = DNC = politics as usual

    This begs the question: Why can't Obama "rally the troops who got Obama elected"?

    If you are tired of Obama's empty speeches, maybe listening to another guy's empty speeches will get you exicted again.

    Yawn.

    January 26, 2010 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  7. Enough

    Nobody can rescue the Democratic agenda............it's why we are voting you out, it stinks. We have had a year of Obama, Pelosi and Reid control and we are trillions more in debt.............with nothing to show for it. Oh, but they had a nice time jetting over to Copenhagen. Vote these out of touch Democrats out of office ASAP! Reid will be the first to go!

    January 26, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |