The Chicago Tribune Reveals the Democrat 2012 Pitch to Independents

In a November 6 editorial that drew little attention, the Chicago Tribune revealed part of the Obama campaign strategy to attract independent voters in 2012. In comparison, a November 27 New York Times article is still attracting attention, particularly within conservative circles.  It describes a growing consensus among senior Democrat strategists that the Obama campaign needs to essentially write off "white working-class voters" and focus on "voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment ... and lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and Hispanic." Although the earlier Tribune editorial drew much less notice, it deserves attention for what it reveals about Obama's re-election strategy toward independent voters. The axis of Obama's campaign revolves around the two Davids -- David Plouffe, Obama's '08 campaign manager, and David Axelrod, Obama's '08 chief strategist.  David P.'s office is in the White House.  David A.'s...(Read Full Article)

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