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  •  Why do you think this? (2+ / 0-)
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    mightymouse, PorridgeGun
    Remember, the people who ran Obama's campaigns will be available this time and many of them will probably end up working for Hillary.
    You believe the belief they have in Barack Obama is easily transferable to Hilary just because?
    •  I didn't say that (1+ / 0-)
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      JamieG from Md
      You believe the belief they have in Barack Obama is easily transferable to Hilary just because?
      I don't see Axelrod, Plouffe, Messina, Cutter, Gibbs, etc. just outright retiring. I think most of them will want to stay active and work for someone and of those, most would end up with Hillary if she ran, as there doesn't seem to be an Obama-type candidate in the race who would attract that kind of talent.

      David Axelrod has personal ties to Hillary, in fact he considered not working for Obama in 2008 for this reason. I could absolutely see him working for her in 2016.

      Axelrod served as the chief strategist and media advisor for Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. Axelrod contemplated taking a break from the 2008 presidential campaign, as five of the candidates —Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Edwards, Chris Dodd, and Tom Vilsack — were past clients. Personal ties between Axelrod and Hillary Clinton also made it difficult, as she had done significant work on behalf of epilepsy causes for a foundation co-founded by Axelrod's wife and mother, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) (Axelrod's daughter suffers from developmental disabilities associated with chronic epileptic seizures.) Axelrod's wife even said that a 1999 conference Clinton convened to find a cure for the condition was "one of the most important things anyone has done for epilepsy."
      I'm not saying Obama's entire team would work for Hillary "just because", but I can see it happening.

      "No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die. And that matters." --Elizabeth Warren

      by foreverblue on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 11:17:10 AM PST

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