Barack in Chicago - September 21, 2008

Today I travelled to Chicago and  attended briefings and Q & A’s with some senior staffers with the campaign:

David Plouffe (Campaign Manager); Jon Carson (National Field Director); Pete Giangreco (Polling & Media Strategist); Austan Goolsbee (Senior Economic Advisor).  I’m not going to detail what was said, but all I’ll say is:  1. Barrack has surrounded himself with some very smart people; 2. their attention to the field/ground game is extremely impressive; it’s sort of a ‘secret weapon’ that may very well not being fully covered in current polling numbers; and  3.  they’re calm and ready for the twists and turns of the campaign.

Later in the day we went to The Standard Club and attended a reception where Barack spoke.  Here are pics from that event: