This is good news. One of my biggest complaints is that the political fight is much bigger than getting a President elected, and the Obama campaign seems to give up on the grassroots until three months before an election. The 2012 campaign was a bit better than 2010 — but not by much. Even the bluest states have a lot more red when you go down ticket.
The other thing that we need is the promotion of a larger agenda; tax reform, ending wars and helping returning veterans, and improving our education system.
The Obama campaign continues to refine, update and expand its vast database, working the muscle to increase its value for 2014 and 2016. The organization wants to avoid a post-2008 lull, when Obama’s high command was so focused on building a government and staving off a depression that some in the grassroots network felt neglected. This time, supporters are already being asked if they are interested in running for office, and “how many hours per week” they would be willing “to volunteer in your community as part of an Obama organization.”