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July 24, 2008

Obama's Working On Election Transition Strategy

Apparently His ascension election is just a mere formality, a distraction if you will, so Team Messiah has started working on the important stuff.

"Barack is well aware of the complexity and the organizational challenge involved in the transition process and he has tasked s small group to begin thinking through the process,” a senior campaign adviser said. “Barack has made his expectations clear about what he wants from such a process, how he wants it to move forward, and the establishment and execution of his timeline is proceeding apace.”

Last month, the Post’s Chris Cillizza reported that campaign advisers were sounding out John Podesta, a former White House chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and currently the president of the Center for American Progress, for his advice.

An aide confirms that Podesta will probably be asked to head the transition team, which would take over from the campaign if Obama wins in November, and would be tasked with ensuring a smooth handover of power.

It's arrogant enough that He's doing this in such a public way but the fact that his aides are willing to talk about their plans, even anonymously, is pretty amazing.

Remember that Seinfeld episode where Kramer just showed up and started working for a company, even though they never actually hired him? I think between his own presidential seal, his foreign tour where he's pretending to be President and now this, Obama's plan is to just show up on January 20th and start acting like the President.

After all, elections are for mortals.


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