[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/01/26/art.plouffe3.gi.jpg caption="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.
Follow Ed Hornick on Twitter: @hornickcnn