The reviews of the President's first year are rolling in, but most neglect the biggest force that Obama brought to Washington: His volunteer army.
In a break from the national parties' playbook, Obama rolled his massive supporter network into a dedicated advocacy operation at the DNC, "Organizing for America" (OFA), one year ago this weekend.OFA usually functioned as a single-issue lobbying group in 2009, hammering health care every month. That will certainly change this year, as the agenda evolves. The challenge is turning field work around the country into clout inside the Beltway.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
More Melber: "Why Obama's Organizing Arm Can't Win On The Hill" (Huff Po)
Ari Melber (HuffPo):