Author: David Plouffe was the Campaign Manager for Barack Obama's successful 2008 Presidential Campaign. David is credited with the Campaign's successful overall strategy in the race (primarily against Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton) for the Democratic Party Presidential Nomination, to focus on the first Caucus in Iowa and on maximizing the number of pledged Delegates, as opposed to focusing on States with Primaries and the overall popular Vote. David is also credited by The New Republic for Barack Obama's success in the Iowa caucus and for crafting an overall strategy to prolong the Primary past Super Tuesday. The Chicago Tribune writes, "Plouffe was the mastermind behind a winning strategy that looked well past Super Tuesday's contests on February 5 and placed value on large and small States." David also maintained discipline over communications in the Campaign, including controlling leaks and releasing information about the Campaign on its terms. Averse to publicity himself, David's control over the internal workings of the Obama Campaign successfully avoided the publicly aired squabbles that frequently trouble other campaigns.
In May, 2008, David Axelrod praised David Plouffe, stating he had "done the most magnificent job of managing a campaign that I've seen in my life of watching presidential politics. To start something like this from scratch and build what we have built was a truly remarkable thing." After winning the election on November 4th, Barack Obama credited David Plouffe in his acceptance speech, calling him "the unsung hero of this campaign, who built the . . . best political campaign, I think, in the history of the United States of America."
Title: The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory, $27.95 Hardcover, ISBN 9780670021338, On Sale Date: November 03, 2009
What: David Plouffe will talk about his New Book, his life, his work, answer audience questions and he will autograph copies of his New Book purchased from Rainy Day Books, on our website and / or at our Author Event, that are accompanied by a Stamped Ticket.
When: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 7:00 PM Where: A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
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