Obama campaign not the well oiled machine we're led to believe

A new E-book out today by reporters at Politico describes an Obama campaign in disarray and sometimes at each other's throats. More than 2 dozen interviews with current and former staffers on the campaign reveals personal rivalries, lack of coordination between the White House and campaign headquarters in Chicago, and President Obama's own dissatisfaction with how the campaign is being run: The discord, these sources said, has on occasion flowed from Obama himself, who at repeated turns has made vocal his dissatisfaction with decisions made by his campaign team, with its messaging, with Vice President Joe Biden and with what Obama feared was clumsy coordination between his West Wing and reelection headquarters in Chicago. The effort in Chicago, meanwhile, has been bedeviled by some of the drama Obama so deftly dodged in 2008 - including, at a critical point earlier this year, a spat that left senior operatives David Axelrod and Stephanie Cutter barely on speaking terms - and...(Read Full Post)