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: