November 2nd, 2008
10:50 AM ET
13 years ago

Obama campaign manager would choose baby over Obama

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(CNN)—For Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe, it's a given he will be by the Illinois senator's side on election night - unless his wife goes into labor.

Plouffe, whose wife was expected to deliver their second child Saturday, told Fox News Sunday it's baby over Obama.

"I will get back as quickly as I can and head to the hospital," Plouffe said. "We're obviously so excited about that. We're hoping that our new one will wait till after Tuesday, but either way we'll be thrilled."

Pressed on the appearance of his potential departure, Plouffe said he has confidence where the campaign stands.

"We've got a great team in Chicago and I'll probably just get in the way if I'm there on Tuesday anyway," he said. "I think we're going to have a great Election Day, and we’re going to have a great turnout, and I think at some point the night o November 4th or the morning of November 5th, Barack Obama will win this election and will be the 44th president of the United States."


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