“Part of Obama’s dilemma in deciding whether to staff the office – if it ever was a question – is the unprecedented support network he amassed during his campaign.
His campaign has a list of 3 million contributors and contact information for 10 million supporters. The Obama transition is trying to figure out how to maximize the potential of this support network, even as the transition collects more e-mail addresses through its website, change.gov.
The Office of Political Affairs could have a role in determining how to mobilize this support.”
Isn’t there some rule or law against a sitting president campaigning from the White House? Obviously, this is the exact reason that B.O. wants to keep the Office of Political Affairs. Yes, he won’t be able to use his Blackberry anymore to text message his supporters (or will he find a way?), but his Political Affairs Office head will probably find a way to do so. Obviously, if this starts happening, even supporters being sent emails, during his presidency, it will make it to the news wires. I’m sure his supporters would think it’s pretty “cool”.