Obama’s Sunday campaign strategy meetings
May 5th, 2012
11:27 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama’s Sunday campaign strategy meetings

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) – Approximately twice monthly on Sundays, President Barack Obama meets with a small group of senior advisers in the White House to discuss his reelection strategy, two sources with knowledge of the meetings told CNN.

The sources said these meetings bring together White House and campaign officials, and include a review of television advertisements and general developments in the campaign, which is run out of offices in Chicago.

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Among the administration officials who gather with Obama in the Roosevelt Room are senior adviser David Plouffe, Obama’s 2008 campaign manager; counselor to the president Pete Rouse, who served as interim White House chief of staff led Obama’s Senate office; senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, a long time Obama adviser and confidant; communications director Dan Pfeiffer; and deputy chief of staff Alyssa Mastromonaco.

Reelection officials who attend the meetings include campaign manager Jim Messina, senior adviser David Axelrod, deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, and political adviser Larry Grisolsno.

The meetings have been occurring since long before the official start of the reelection campaign, the sources said.

Obama holds the first rally of his 2012 bid in Ohio on Saturday.

The meetings were first reported on Friday by the New York Times.


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soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Jparker

    BRING IT ROMNEY....Obama's got this. Forward 2012 Obama/Biden

    May 5, 2012 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  2. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It needs to be made clear that there has been some progress. It also needs to be clear that there are ideas to go forward.

    May 5, 2012 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  3. manhandler1

    They're gonna let Romney keep sliding on his failure to release his 2011 tax returns until a couple months before the elction to try and make him think it's not gonna be an issue. And then....Wham...What's the big secret Richie Rich?

    May 5, 2012 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  4. Dookey flavored kool aid

    Everyone sit down and be still while i drive this bus off the cliff

    May 5, 2012 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  5. Dookey flavored kool aid

    Sit ya self down have another sip of my dookey flavored kool aid and be still, we're almost to the promise land. And the crowd goes wild ahhaha

    May 6, 2012 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  6. Four and The Door

    Here Four uses the cheapest of GOBP cult propaganda tricks: He waves his rhetorical wand to disappear all of Rmoney's warts, like his offshore bank accounts, his missing tax returns, his missing MA records and computers, and the millions, if not billions, of pension obligations Bain dumped on the US taxpayer.
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    Keep digging. You got no dirt, just grasping at straws. Mitt Romney is as clean as a whistle. A good guy.

    May 6, 2012 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  7. Dad Clark

    Barry has been doing butt burn outs on the white house carpet for a couple months now he really likes to scoot some say he may have worms. Typical nigroe, trash the place when they get kicked out. Mishel has taken to the booty scooting recently as well

    May 6, 2012 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  8. gung hoe

    @optimist So what if he had to make the hard calls at a buisness thats what good ceo s do.Not like obama oh its bushs fault oh it didnt rain yesterday.OH OH WHAT EXCUSES CAN I USENEXT

    May 6, 2012 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  9. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Mitt McCain: draft and tax dodger. Obama/Biden 2012!

    May 6, 2012 07:01 am at 7:01 am |
  10. .

    Obama's campaign strategy? How can we soak the taxpayer and use the money to bail out the public sector union pension system so they can kick more money to liberal politicians who have no understanding of the middle class?

    Vote smart. Vote Romney. Stop the public sector juggernaut.

    May 6, 2012 07:12 am at 7:12 am |
  11. Irma in North Carolina

    I just hope that the american people wake up and see what Mitt is all about and do noit vote for this thug.

    May 6, 2012 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  12. sayer

    Mitt hasnt had a job in six years. A lot has changed since 2006. I don't think he up to the challenges of 2013 and beyond. President Obama has set a new pace & solves problems with new technology, better information, & more creativity. This country will not go back to the stone ages with the same old tired solutions.

    May 6, 2012 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
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