January 25th, 2009
11:30 AM ET
9 years ago

Obama's unsung hero


WASHINGTON (CNN) - CNN's John King talks to President Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. maf

    Plouffe's plan will be forever known as the strategy that changed the way elections will be won from this day forward. Genius!

    January 25, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  2. Harrison L. Michelson

    You've never heard of David Plouffe? He was Obama's campaign manager!

    Good grief lumberman, you're posting on CNN.com! Haven't you read any news from the campaign days?

    January 25, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  3. Danny in Chicago

    David Plouffe is a very VERY smart man. I know he doesn't like the spotlight, but he deserves a lot of credit for the great campaign that Obama ran. This man needs to be involved with the administration in some way....I'm sure that's already in the works because (unlike what LUMBERMAN said in his comment) people in the know KNOW that this guy is not just good....but GREAT.

    January 25, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  4. Sandra Pinto

    Real Heroes usually are. They are content to work in the shadows because not everybody wants to steal the limelight. It speaks to the fact that President Obama has excellent choice. He knows how to choose and he works with people who share his values and his philosophies. Well done Mr Plouffe you did a brilliant job and will go down in History for having engineered a brilliant and productive Campaign. Do you have a prominent place in some capacity as an advisor? I certainly hope so

    January 25, 2009 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  5. Ohio for Obama- Suburbs

    To Lumberman, where have you been? Everyone know that President Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe is the unsung hero.

    January 25, 2009 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  6. Jordan South Dakota

    Lumberman, you clearly have not been paying attention the last few years if you think David isn't hero. Saying David wasn't a large part of the campaign or a hero of the campaign is disrespectful of his commitment to his country and the cause he fought for. David did an amazing job as the campaign manager and all Americans owe him respect for putting us where we are now, with a President (Obama) who knows how we feel and knows our struggles and will fight for us. Thank you for the great job and I look forward to seeing you in the political scene in the future.

    January 25, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  7. JB

    Hey lumberman – Plouffe out-campaigned the relentless and vile gop candidates. Yep, he's an unsung hero.

    January 25, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  8. KJ

    lumberman, if you never heard of plouffe, you must have been asleep for the past 2 years.

    January 25, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  9. Randy-Seward, AK

    Plouffe, Plouffe, fizz, fizz , oh what a relief it is...

    January 25, 2009 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  10. calgirl

    to lumberman, he is was PE Obama campain manager, but you would of known that if you would read, before posting this.and he is a hero he basically was in charge of an outstanding campain. So educate yourself first before running your mouth.

    January 25, 2009 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  11. lynn

    To Mr Plouffe, Good job and thank you sincerely.

    CNN post my comment please.

    January 25, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  12. Charlie in Maine

    A hero yes. Unsung-maybe if you don't know the campaign. This guy is like a Karl Rove with a conscience. I glad he is using his genious for good and not for evil,

    January 25, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  13. landi

    Well done david am a great fan buddy

    January 25, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
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