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Trump says he'll use his own cash to fund his campaign if needed
"Fund his own reelection effort. There are reports you may have to amid reports his campaign is suffering a cash crunch. The president says he'd be willing to dip into his own pockets. Whatever it takes. We have to win. The New York Times reports his campaign appears to have already spent more than $800 million of the 1.1 bill. And it had raised through July. We needed to spend more money up front because of the pandemic and the statements being made by Democrats, ex campaign manager Brad Par Scale is now being described as a profligate spender. His replacement, Bill Stepien says he's carefully managing the budget. Stephen Portnoy,
Trump says he'll use his own cash to fund his campaign if needed
"Now says he's willing to fund his own reelection efforts. There are reports you may need to amid reports his campaign is suffering a cash crunch. The president says he'd be willing to dip into his own pockets. Whatever it takes. We have to win. The New York Times reports. His campaign appears to have already spent more than $800 million of the 1.1 billion it had raised through July. We needed Spend more money up front because of the pandemic and the statements being made by Democrats. Ex campaign manager Brad Par Scale is now being described as a profligate spender. His replacement Bill Stepien, says he's carefully managing the budget.
Biden blames Trump for "stoking violence in our cities"
"Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden today campaigning in Pittsburgh's campaign says he'll offer a different vision for a better future by then. Deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield says President Trump is inciting violence in US cities, telling Fox News Sunday. He has at every opportunity tried to fan the flames here and were and that is the reason we're living in Donald Trump's America. In a statement, Biden said, I condemn violence of every kind by anyone, whether on the After the right. Pennsylvania expected to be a key battleground again with recent polling showing a close race.
Biden, Harris to be regularly tested for COVID-19
"Days remaining until Election Day, the fighting campaign announcing that both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris We'll get tested regularly for covert 19. In addition, staff who interact with both Biden and Harris will also be tested regularly. The campaign, saying the new approaches because they're entering a new phase, and the campaign has increased some of their cove. It 19 health protocols over the weekend. Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield Said that Biden has not yet been tested for the virus in
Kellyanne Conway resigns as senior White House adviser
"Adviser Kellyanne Conway says she's going to leave the White House at the end of the month to focus more on her family. This is CBS is Nicole's Kanga Conway served as counselor to the president and President Trump's third campaign manager in 2016, She became the first woman to successfully manage a victorious presidential campaign in U. S history. Conway says her
Senate intelligence report warns of repeat of Russian interference in US election
"Week, the Senate Intelligence Committee released its final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. A detailed significant contacts between the Trump campaign and people with ties to Russian intelligence. Former campaign manager Paul Manafort was especially singled out as a grave counterintelligence threat. More on the Senate report will speak to Olivia Beavers, congressional reporter at the Hill. There's really build on our knowledge from other investigations and incense become public, which is the House intelligence investigation and the special counsel's investigation. It was made public last year now. Some of the main points there really caught our attention for those of us who have been following this closely is just a great detail and how they hae. These extensive communications between Russia and members of the Trump campaign, and one of the names that really stood out was Paul Manafort and Home. Manafort, they said was in constant communication with someone means Kalinic and they went further than the special counsel and described clinic as a Russian intelligence officer. So basically, they were saying that Manafort was willing to share a polling data he was helping with Russian oligarchs. Efforts to spread information overseas in different countries and He was also possibly interacting consulate with this as they describe it, Intelligence officer who might have had an involvement in the DNC hack in 2016, so it really kind of Through Manafort and these Russian government linked individuals much closer than I think. We had previously known another report with regards to Paul Manafort, they said, because he was so willing to share some of that data that he was a grave counterintelligence threat. Although they didn't go a Sfar saying he actually quote unquote colluded. With anybody that was never really determined. But just because of his dealing with this guy that they now deemed a Russian intelligence officer. He was a big threat that way and a lot of what they also talk about is that Russia Saw all these vulnerabilities in the trump transition team. They saw them as an experienced, disorganized unprepared and they were ready to exploit all of that. That really stood out as well. They were saying, you just touched on. They basically saw an opportunity that you had all these inexperienced business officials working on the transition team. And they decided to take advantage of that. And they did that through reaching out to people who didn't have these kind of foreign affairs backgrounds was understanding how Russia works, and it wasn't just Russia. It was other countries. They said. Allies and businesses, but basically you had During the transition. You have a new president coming in. And you have all these outsiders rushing kind of embedded themselves to a point where they have access and that was A point that this report was trying to make is that this is not a thing that is safe for our intelligence purposes, and we should be more careful about going
Manafort was ‘grave counterintelligence threat’ due to Russian contacts, Senate panel says
"Committee released its final report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. A detailed significant contacts between the Trump campaign and people with ties to Russian intelligence. Former campaign manager Paul Manafort was especially singled out as a grave counterintelligence threat.
Manafort was ‘grave counterintelligence threat’ due to Russian contacts, Senate panel says
"Can Delaney in says the Senate Intelligence Committee found that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort worked closely with a Russian intelligence official who may have been involved in the hacking of Democratic Party emails. Emails is easily it was a Russian operation. Dr Jill Biden will headline night two of the Democratic National Convention. The former second lady will speak to the nation and so
Don't fall for the COVID vaccine e-mail, please
"If you are getting an email and it says, Hey, we have a vaccine for Kobe's and we can cure you to me favorite. Don't open it. A lot of people have been falling for one of the oldest phishing attempts. In the book, you get an email, it looks good. It asked you to click a link you click and you're done for the security firm checkpoint research has just come out with a study about these emails and There were about sixty, one, thousand of them in July. That's a lot. That's a lot of gullible people falling for things. They shouldn't fall for simple advice. You get an email, it's not from your doctorates from hospital. It's from some company that can cure co that it can't. Check the full email address on any message and be alert to hyper links that may contain massive spellings. The actual domain name, that's always a good giveaway. Remember, it was just in twenty sixteen to John, Podesta Hillary Clinton's campaign manager fell for the oldest trick in the book and just a few months ago Jeff Bezos from Amazon Belford to you click that link in, you're done
Trump campaign manager: We want more debates against Biden, and sooner
"The president says that thousands of cheering supporters gathered along the roads and highways during his visits last week to Florida and Texas. He's been busy tweeting this morning and defendant defending his handling of the pandemic. He's criticized the media and says a Rasmussen poll shows him with 50% job approval rating. Striking a similar upbeat note on Fox, His new reelection campaign manager shrugged off the polls showing Joe Biden opening up a big lead. When I took the job two weeks ago, I refocus camp the campaign on doing three things every single day. The first is we're focusing on Leon things that win votes. If it doesn't win a vote. We're not doing it. The second thing is, we're focused on winning each of the next 91 really 92 days of the campaign. Lastly, no one works harder than the president. This campaign is going to try and match his work ethic. He says. The campaign will have what he calls a blue collar chip on its shoulder and run like it's an underdog. He says The campaign is pressing for debates to go ahead despite the pandemic, and actually wants more than three debates scheduled,
Trump wants to ban Tik Tok
"Actually let's talk a little bit about Tick Tock today I performed this morning. An Act of rebellion. I downloaded installation talk on my iphone because who knows how much longer I'll be able to do it it's very confusing I don't know what's going on. Tick Tock, which is owned by the Chinese company Bite Dance Safest that committee. Or foreign investment in the United. States apparently is investigating I. Think they actually issued a ruling saying that like, wow away tick tock was a threat to the United States One of the ways tiktok became really big as by acquiring a couple years ago musically, which is really I think from what I see on. tiktok kind of the backbone of what Tick Tock is these days, which is lip synching or acting or dancing to an original track It's it's very entertaining. It's a it's probably the most engaging social network out there. But apparently, it's a threat to our way of life. On Friday the president on Air Force One. said that he was about to ban it as soon as yesterday. From the United States I'm not sure under what law safest can do it I think. But I don't know if the president can by executive order banning application. then for the last week Microsoft Been. Negotiating to buy the American rights to talk to kind of create a tick tick Tock America that would be separate from the Chinese bite. Dance. TIKTOK. But then the president says I'M GONNA ban it but I don't want anybody to buy it. So, micro-. Microsoft said. Threw their hands off and said figure it out and there. They didn't end the conversation with bite dance. Apparently, they were fairly close but they're not forwarding it until they find out what happens I'm GonNa make a prediction. Nothing is going to happen except now people are going to download and use TIKTOK. Brianna is tick tock a threat to national security. It's not a unique threat to national security. We need to have a conversation about the kinds of information social media APPS are able to download from our phones. We all remember the scandals of facebook on android downloading your tire phone list gang everyone you've ever called. We need to have a conversation about that, but there's there's really no evidence that what Tiktok is pulling is any greater than what you know facebook instagram these other social media sites are. Pulling so far. So we need a wider discussion about that. How's it just want to say I wish I could tell you this was just trump in the Republicans that would make me very happy. My heart broke today to see Chuck Schumer on the Sunday morning shows advocating the same thing tech talk. So you know it's it is we need to have a conversation about national security and the amount of information were giving up but it's I think. To just focus on TIKTOK. Sign of. Phobia. Or Zena Phobia Paris, you seem like a Tiktok user. I that's only because you're younger than. I. Did recently re downloaded when this whole. Wanted to make sure that I had it. I'm sure is a common response. I agree with everything the Brown said in the sense that I don't know I've been particularly disturbed by. The reactions to take talks, data collection both from the left and right and just. Experts in the tech field generally over the past couple of months because it is definitely coming from a place of seeing phobia. I mean, we have so many different. American. Made APPS that. Do many of the same things I mean one thing that I've seen noted quite often as to talk has the ability to see what you've. You know copied near Clipboard when guests so do most of the apps you have on your phone. Is Operatives. It's not a tiktok specific problem. This came up because of Iowa's fourteen, which is in public Beta now so people are suddenly using it and dozens of applications. I. Think must be a library that they all subscribe to infect somebody a couple of weeks ago. Somebody told me that it was. Ad Library I use of what a clearly noninvasive program from panic software Call Code editor, which lets me log into my Server. with SSh and and edit files and things like that and it was. I got the same thing that you get on Iowa's fourteen O, coders looking clipboard every time I typed to character. Now I don't think coded only panic software famous for an FTP program and this H. Program is at spying on me obviously, they're not. they're using the same code library. So it's a, it's a, it's a bug. That's what Lincoln Microsoft's linked in said as well. So. I think it's also just one of those things where if you're building an APP especially in. The Tom I. Don't know there was a time when absence of for being built were there wasn't this conversation about security and privacy. Why would map designers not take the position of? Yeah. All the things maybe we'll need that information talk said quite credibly. We're just looking to see if you put a url on your clipboard so we can pasted in. That seems credible I. Don't know if you need to do it every single time I type of character that seems like more that book I can tell you firsthand from developing an Iowa it's often easiest just to get it submitted to the APP store to take a bunch of permissions and It's just it's like you're trying to debugging in. Store, to accept it is just quirky. I can't tell you how many times I in other APP developers have. Just it's a very, very quirky system. So I, think this is just in Beta. I think it's really important to point out as far as the impetus for this I personally do not think it's a coincidence that tiktok was widely credited for disrupting trump's Tulsa rally a couple of weeks ago and Sarah Cooper is so famous for she's making five star she's she's amazing and those videos are brutal to trump and I I don't. That's a coincidence. She does trump limps licks lip sync. And I was talking to a friend said you know is the trump on TV I can't understand what he's saying but then I watched Cooper and that makes sense Sarah ads expressions and Gestures and all kinds of makes sense all of us and so I don't think the president should be so quick to to not like Sarah purchase he's adding context Might have something to do with it certainly in his mind because we know. You know. I don't know what he's going to do to Cape Pop stands because they were the other the other group that apparently figured out that you could register took on trump's team has got to be wise enough to know you can't take on the capons stands. Being. The capon stands the United States would crumble. Yes. That would be it would be over right. You just can't win against the K pop stands So. They were both advocating people sign up for the Tulsa Rally and not not show and Honestly the fault lies with Brad Par Scout trump's former campaign manager and his campaign team for believing all those registrations and building a giant outdoor stage. Giant parking lot so that the millions of people who are going to be coming because they all registered would have somewhere to be, and then I loved. Well, I shouldn't say that that sounds partisan was interesting to see the one person with the baby stroller in that giant area and the rest of the arena half full or third full So I could see why he might be a little angry about that. Is there. No, Matt. And I'm not putting you in the position of speaking for the government I want to say that in fact, we should have said that. That Nazi for the. Federal government but you also having worked Akiko Google you understand how you know a little bit about how this stuff works the the there's not any proof that while way for instance, has ever done anything. Particularly Evil they've done some commercial espionage apparently, but nothing could particularly evil but there's the potential if they run the entire five G. Network that at some point, they could inject malicious software to the network or shut it down. Is What could Even even sounds stupid asking it. What could take time do? It's the forbidden APP. If you think about it if you don't have it on your phone, it could disappear at any time. No I think it's it's less about that although you do see companies like Amazon saying, Hey, on your work phone or work device please don't install. And they did it. Because they realize Oh we do business with these guys. Let's not this them off but wells Fargo did that I think the Department of Defense I don't know about you sds, but it's reasonable if you've got a company phone. Probably shouldn't have facebook or instagram on it either you right? Yeah. I keep my twitter and all that stuff very far away from work phone. It's my it's my personal account, but you know it's I can understand why people want to have just a a sense of okay. Let's be careful. Let's see what's going on and then You know just making sure that you can depend on the. Tools all the way down reflections on trusting trust. You can put things into a compiler, which then you can remove it from the source code and turns out that thing can stay in the compiler for years and years and years. So you know you don't WanNa be load bearing on any particular technology that you can't quite vouch for his guesses what people are thinking, what would be the legal? How could a president ban an APP in the United States I was thinking about this in the one thing the United States government is very effective at is We we we went after Isis in I sell at a very effective way instead of this Ip address to a recruitment site you can't access it. So my my guess would be the executive order would basically grafter the ISP's and say you can't go to this particular ISP but think about that I know of VPN products is sponsor show sponsored mind and to know how few seconds would take the average teenager together VPN account to just keep their tiktok going. Yesterday I downloaded the tiktok cap the first video that came up credit account 'cause I forgot my previous password was a if Tiktok it's banned. Here's how to get around it. You don't Vpn you can go into the settings, your phone, change your country of origin to Canada and then You're great. Exactly I mean it's not enforceable basically So I mean one thing Leo I think. Matt and I would probably agree that we do need to. I don't know if it's more oversight from the point of sale like on the APP store or Google play I I don't know if it's kind of an External Code audit policy for these kinds of APPs on their own by countries I. Think we agree we we need more oversight and we need to make sure all of these are not stealing data from people and just to get people very brief history lesson you know Edward Snowden had some very serious allegations about our own spying agencies using. Facebook to gather intelligence on people all around the world there's evidence for that. There's no hard evidence at this point the Tiktok is doing any of this. So if we're serious about doing this, the answer isn't to further balkanize the United States from the rest of the world the answers to form coalitions with other countries say look if you're going to operate here in, you know if you're gonNA have the software operating in our country here, the rule you have to follow you can't just arbitrarily download people's Phone books, there's going to be You know civil fights. That's clearly the way to go is got to be bigger than just tiktok. I'm just looking at Tick Tock on my iphone. It has access to my photos because I gave it access to my photo so I could put a profile picture on there. it gives me notifications I could turn that off. That's that's a push though that's not a poll. Background APP refresh means it can run in the background and cellular data doesn't ask for. location data doesn't ask for I mean facebook asks for ten times more. That's why I don't have it on my phone. I. mean the worst thing Tiktok does is waste millions of hours a productivity, and maybe that's a recent ban I don't know. But I, just I don't understand how it could be used. If it's not getting location permissions, how could it be used maliciously and I think it is getting location position. I know that I've know anecdotally at least from a couple of friends whenever they let's say go to Connecticut to visit family or something they will suddenly get Connecticut. Themed Tiktok content or something similar. Okay. that could just be from. Connection you can get that from the IP address so they could get a Geo location through IP address without asking APP without telling apple that they're doing that that would make sense. Okay. So they're getting them. Every cannon probably, I hate to say it probably does do that.
Barbie 2020 Campaign Team dolls feature Black female candidate
"Is announcing. It's Barbie campaign team. The Toy Company is launching four new Barbie dolls including a black female presidential candidate, the other new barred breeze, our a campaign manager of fundraiser and voter Doll Lisa, McKnight. The global head, of Barbie, Mattel said in a press release Tuesday that they design the Barbie campaign team with a diverse set of to show all girls. They can raise their voices and give girls the tools to imagine play out their future roles set cost about forty bucks and is available now from major online retailers.
Watchdog accuses Trump campaign of masking millions in spending
"Campaign is denying allegations that had funneled $170 million to an adviser's companies to avoid disclosing campaign spending. A nonpartisan group campaign Legal center filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission describing it is a laundering effort by the Trump campaign accused of illegally hiding millions of dollars in spending from public scrutiny by routing the money to firms linked to former campaign manager Brad Part. Scale. A campaign spokesman says there was no wrongdoing and that American made media consultants was formed to cut out the middleman for advertising purchases. Another firm has been used to pay the salaries of Trump insiders, including the wife of Trump's son, Eric and the girlfriend of Donald Jr. Campaign Legal Center says it leaves voters in the dark about entities working for the Trump campaign, what they do and how much they're paid. Jackie
Watchdog group: Trump campaign improperly masking payments
"President trump's reelection campaign is denying allegations it funneled one hundred seventy million dollars to an advisor's companies to avoid disclosing campaign spending the nonpartisan group campaign legal center filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission describing it as a laundering effort by the trump campaign accused of illegally hiding millions of dollars in spending from public scrutiny by routing the money to firms linked to former campaign manager Brad Parscale a campaign spokesman says there was no wrongdoing and that American made media consultants was formed to cut out the middle man for advertising purchases another firm has been used to pay the salaries of trump insiders including the wife of trump's son Eric and the girlfriend of Donald junior campaign legal center says it leaves voters in the dark about entities working for the trump campaign what they do and how much they're paid Jackie Quinn Washington
Trump Replaces Brad Parscale as Campaign Manager, Elevating Bill Stepien
"Re election campaign has a new guy at the helm, someone well known in New Jersey political circles. Here's Kay Whateveryou satyrs. The bureau chief, David Madden. Bill Stepien managed both of Chris Christie's gubernatorial campaigns and serve this a deputy chief of staff but fell out of favor after the Bridgegate affair. He worked for the Trump campaign four years ago and signed on for this run as well. Mom with University pollster Patrick Murray isn't surprised by the change of the top of Trump's campaign management chart, but suggest that Stepien shouldn't get comfortable in that job. We might also see another campaign manager replaced in before this is all said and done. Doorstep being serving another world that seems to be. What happens with the Trump campaign is even as these people replaced according to endow ski, they still hang around. Murray was noncommittal on whether Stepien Khun turn things around in less than four months. But remember this, Hillary Clinton held a comfortable lead that far out, Trump closed the gap and found a way to an electoral college victory. So don't rule it out.
Trump demotes campaign manager Brad Parscale amid slipping poll numbers
"A new NBC. News Wall. Street Journal poll finds the presumptive democratic. Democratic nominee with an eleven point national league over President Trump among registered voters in battleground states biden holding a combined lead of twelve points, the president late Wednesday shaking up his campaign staff, demoting campaign manager Brad Par scale, replacing him with deputy campaign, Manager Bill Stepien, a veteran, Republican
Trump demotes Brad Parscale, names Bill Stepien new campaign manager
"A shake up at the top of the Trump campaign. President Trump is replacing his campaign manager announcing on Facebook that veteran GOP operative Bill Stepien will take over from Brad par scale who will stay on as the head of the campaign's digital strategies. Stepien served in the 2016 Trump campaign and in the Trump White House. The move was not unexpected. It comes less than a month after a rally in Tulsa drool, much smaller than expected crowd and with the president's poll numbers going in the wrong direction against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe
"campaign manager" Discussed on Mark Simone
"I mean we know what the problem was, so maybe needed some honoring. Maybe you know what's going to be on the show later. Ray Kelly no better expert on earth on earth on the stuff. We'll ask him. What would really be the right steps just to fix the problems with you to fix? Let's go to Kurt in Long Island Hey Kurt. Could go good morning more especially. We're taking the call listen. You've been a real savior. During this pandemic thing and your voice of intelligence is fantastic. Information is Great I. Would have liked to say you know with all this money coming in. For protests I think we should women section eight and welfare and have them. Put the money forward to have people work complained about the housing. What smoking, but hoping brought enough for everybody anyway Yeah there's a lot of stuff that can be done. That's the problem you elect a crazy goofy left-wing idiot whether it's an Ao see whether it's a bill de Blasio. They even if they wanted to fix it, they have no clue how to fix anything. They're not managers. No experience, no background just goofy government people who you, that's the problem. When you get a guy like Biden you know, he'd just yell and scream every slogan in the world at election time, and then goes back to sleep. Refuse Gouging I tell him by Nick. Go into this agency and really fix it. He would know what to do. How would he know how to fix any? Think you think he knows how to manage anything mean. He's been in the Senate, his whole life making speeches collecting checks. Go back to sleep. Make a few pronouncements. People hand your buzzwords climate change green energy this. You just yell this stuff. Go back to sleep can imagine if you said him. Here's a massive organization. Could you go in there and fix it? He would never close to what to do or a bill de Blasio. How would he know how to fix a police department? What would even know about that? Even if he wanted to do it, he wouldn't know what to do. Now. Got A guy like Andrew Cuomo. Here's a smarter guy. He's much smarter than the rest of these idiots and he's been in government all his life. He was a little about it. Maybe he doesn't know every thing about police department, but he knows who to who could fix it and. gave the go-ahead, but. He's kind of I know he hates bill de Blasio. Maybe this is thinking. Let New, York City spiral totally out of control and just destroy their reputation bill the blue. Maybe then I'll move in and fix it, or maybe I won't, but you gotta hold him responsible to. When he sees this out of control, he should be stepping in immediately. Whether the national guards is for not they should be all over the streets of New, York. He should do something he doesn't. He spends all day working day and night on fixing those briefings getting those briefings just right, but actually running. Running New York City and you could say it's not his problem. He's the governor, not the mayor, but this is half his population. Half the population of New York State is right here in the city. It's his responsibility anyway when we come back, we'll talk to a Bernadette Castro now. Here's somebody who was in the Pataki Administration. What would you give that Rudy Giuliani Pataki back right now, and we'll talk to her in a moment on seven ten W.. O. R., let's get all the latest news here's noam late. Sure is mark Simone Mr New York. Seven Ten W. O. R. Bernadette Castro one of our favorite guests..
Trump Replaces Campaign Manager With 110 Days to Go Until Election
"With fewer than four months to go before Election Day, President Trump has put in a new campaign manager. The president announced on Twitter late Wednesday that his former White House political director Bill Stepien, recently promoted to be par Scales deputy will take over his campaign manager. The president demoted par scale to digital director and senior advisor. Stepien is not regarded as a forceful leader or one who commands trumps respect. But he knows all current Trump campaign figures tends to daily campaign chores and has close ties to those who helped elect Mr Trump the first time That is CBS Washington correspondent Major
"campaign manager" Discussed on Campaign HQ with David Plouffe
"And let's everybody help generous much. Thanks, thanks everyone. Why hope you all have a better sense? After listening to General Molly Dylan where the Biden campaign seize opportunities from an electoral college standpoint from a demographic standpoint. I thought our conversation about the senior vote of particularly important. How you can help and I really hope all of you that are listening. I'm sure a lot of you are already doing something, but do more or think about another something that you could do to help. Jen and her team helped. Get Joe Biden across the finish line, and you know I thought Jen's point about voting was really important, and it is really tragic to think that this election could come down to them fighting through with your help hopefully. Voters efforts, chaos, efforts, disinflation, and that just puts another burden on the campaign, so the way to think about it is okay. You've registered voter, or you've convinced someone who wasn't GonNa. Vote to vote or swing voters now decided perhaps to vote for Joe. Biden who is torn about their vote, but they get confused, or they're worried about their safety or You know. They told that you know early. Voting is different day than it is whether that's advertising from the trump campaign or from from Vladimir Putin so all of that is tragic, but the campaign has to deal with it. You know they've got organize their way through it, and that's going to require your help so. I'm sure many of you have already been motivated to help Joe. Biden reach out to voters. May contribution share content, but that's something that interest you and I'm sure it interest all of us. There's concrete things you're able to do to make sure people can exercise their franchise a properly and completely, so it's a good reminder that no matter what the polls say and I think Jen was really smart to caution. Caution all of us that these are going to tighten even if Joe Biden heads into the election with a small lead that leads at risk that support that he has doesn't materialize into enough vote in enough places, so we all need to be vigilant, not just to make sure we're helping Joe Biden but to protect our democracy, so thanks for tuning in and look forward to being with you guys next week..
"campaign manager" Discussed on Campaign HQ with David Plouffe
"So we're also being mindful of that, which is very complicated when we're in a bit more of a virtual operation there we're also looking at the other pieces that are going on in the states. You know there is a lot of work that's taking place in a number of these states whether it is. Our State Parties and You know our local organizations that are just much more organized and earlier built than historically, or you know in Arizona a really incredibly strong. A Senate campaign built off of a previously competitive Senate campaign that just allows foundation of work that you know it might mean for us if you put all of those characteristics together strong organization. MOTIV- motivated base. Real opportunity to work up and down the ticket. you know cost consciousness in terms of of markets. You know real reach in a way that trump's not able to do very strong contrast. You can kind of listed off a localized. Michigan is a great example of that Our numbers are reflected in that high in part because of trump and the way he's address Michigan. As much is our strength. They're so those are all the kind of characteristics in factors that we are working off of, and that's how ultimately we build those unique pass a victory, but I agree with you. We have to be very conscious that the historical pathways don't have to be our pathways. To get two hundred seventy electoral votes and I I'm not really all that interested in how we do it I just want us to do it. No Romance Yeah well I'm glad to hear you make the point about Roi Votes I think something particularly the donor community everybody's driving toward, and we have to understand it's art and science, and some of the factors you talked about aren't really going to be picked up on the science side of things so having a broad battleground map I think is mostly a blessing, but it can be a curse right because it takes an enormous amount of money, an enormous amount of people resources and And I think this is for people listening who are thinking whether they should give another twenty five dollars if they have the ability to do that or do a little more volunteer time. You'RE GONNA. Make decisions on whether you can go into a place like Georgia. Texas or Ohio base, not just in what you're seeing in terms of win ability, but sadly resource constraints right, so let's give people a win so Florida which is probably going to be a core battleground state for you. Let's talk about what it takes to win Florida because it's GonNa take more to win. Texas it's GonNa take a lot to enjoy just the types of money in the types of organization. You need to really contest a state like that. Yeah. No, I think that's such an important point. I mean you know it is as much as you're saying a blessing and a challenge and opportunity and a challenge for us with an expanded map.
"campaign manager" Discussed on Impeachment: A Daily Podcast
"Well he's making it so we'll see if democratic voters in enough numbers Accepted just Biden's going to make his. I'd say what's electable. Change every four years I think sometimes we electability through very dated. Lens so I think that to win the presidency and talk a lot about this in my book. It's going to require a bunch of different groups of voters. True Swing voters. Some of those are the legendary Trump Obama. Voters some of those suburban voters. That voted for Clinton that are flirting with trump registration Target's turn out targets Trump is president in part because so many people went third party. How do we hold onto them? As citizens we ever role to work all those groups of voters to make sure we get enough to win but we have to have a candidate so you might say sanders You know he has passion among young voters and he's run a really great campaign But he's also got a win. Suburban Voters Biden has to you know. Maybe he's got a little more strength in the suburbs. But he's gotta drive turnout so that's my point. Whoever comes out of this Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden is going to need all of us to rally behind them. And what's electable now? Democrats who say Bernie can't win the general election. I reject that you know. That's what campaigns are for. And I can see Bernie Sanders Winning the presidency The other thing I'd say is whoever it is that we do need to have a wide electoral college map. We don't want to just be having to win three states target so Arizona North Carolina Florida Georgia in addition in Michigan Pennsylvania. Wisconsin need to be part of that mix. I've heard that two other big names could potentially endorse Biden by the end of the day formally or informally Kamala Harris whose endorsement could be meaningful since her state of California of course has the most delegates at stake today and maybe even President Obama himself. What can you tell us about either including your old boss. I think You Know Barack Obama I think wants to let a lot more states in a lot. More voters vote. And you know at the end of this. We're going to have to bring the Party together and I think it's better to it's easy to bring the Party together If you've not played a role in the race so my suspicion is that won't change. I don't know what Comal Harris's GonNa do. Obviously it would be a great endorsement for Joe Biden. Now people are voting in California right now. A lot voted early so we shouldn't overstate the effect. That's the thing for Biden to really take full advantage of his momentum from South Carolina He's GonNa have to overperform. Today on election day vote. I went through this eight. I mean Hillary Clinton had a big lead us on key in California She dominated us in early. Vote our senses. We want election vote in California but it wasn't enough so Bernie. Sanders has a bunch of votes in the bank. Right now And that should I think You know really help them. In terms of the ultimate delegate yield. Your book is called a citizens guide to beating. Donald Trump. Not a professional politician skied. And I see that much of it is really aimed at ordinary Democrats to do much more this year than vote. Where would you start? Yeah that the audience. I hope people who deeply involved in politics enjoy the book and learn to thing or two or have an idea. But it's I think the average citizens like you know what can I do? Does it make a difference A lot of people have donated which is important. But they haven't done other things and so for me. It's one take care of your own business your own registration. Everyone in your friends and family circle are they registered If they vote early in the general make sure they do And really make sure everybody in your circle has a plan for involvement if you live in a battleground state. Are you going to become a volunteer leader? If you don't live in a battleground state. Are you going to travel to one? You'RE GONNA make phone calls. You can write postcards. How are you using your own personal social media network? I mean we everyone. Has Those individual. Social Media Can make a difference supercomputer. We have in our pocket. The phone is a powerful content device. You've got a neighbor who voted for Donald Trump last time in his voting for the Democrat. This time take a video You know share content. You see that you find interesting. Fight back against the lies and disinformation so you know they have Fox they have sinclair. They've got Breitbart. They have Putin they have an incumbent. President WHO's maniacally obsessed with getting reelected. Who's GonNa have billions of dollars We don't have that what we need is millions of citizens to get involved Unite the Party and make the case each and every day to the voters. That'll side this election and you know if that doesn't happen. We're not GONNA win. I really believe that so. Let's hand on this question of social media and the digital world generally because looking back to two thousand eight when you were Obama's campaign manager Didn't you have a big digital advantage? This is the way I remember it that you have. The young techies who built a social media messaging advantage Over McCain and it happened again in twenty twelve over Romney and I think trump is said to have that advantage now. How how would you look back on two thousand eight? And how would you talk about today in that? Respect was very quaint. I mean you know. The website was our main driver. No eight by twelve. The website was still important but but more work was being done on facebook so now the social media networks are the central battlefield Trump's campaign is run by digital marketers. I think trump understands how to communicate in this world blunt force. He doesn't think about the speech is to give or the policies going to drop. The interview is going to give. He just communicates directly to people so I think that our nominee is going to have to do a good job themselves. But how do we win the Social Media War we win it by millions and millions of Americans using the networks that they have to post content to fight back and I knew that can be frustrating? And you're not sure that it's having any impact that's the other thing. I really captured my book. I hope is when you think about your own effort to consume small. When you think about it in aggregation It's how we win the election And so if we're all sharing content for all talking to voters maybe in a day you go canvassing in Pennsylvania or Michigan. And you think you may be at an impact on to people that can seem super small but if five thousand other people doing it that day and every weekend that's the win number And so the math here is compelling. Just don't get frustrated because Again the African seem small. And when you get involved in social media you know your uncle who's a big trump supporters gonna fire back at you. Just gotTA blow by that. David cluff among his claims to fame campaign manager for Barack Obama in two thousand eight and we know how that turned out is new book a citizens guide to beating Donald. Trump. Thank you so much for giving.
"campaign manager" Discussed on Impeachment: A Daily Podcast
"It's Brian Lehrer. And this is my daily politics by cast from WNYC studios. It's Tuesday march third. Obviously Super Tuesday is a crucial day in the Democrats drive to defeat Donald Trump. And we're very happy to have a special guest now with just the right experience to lend some expertise. David Plus was Barack Obama's campaign manager in two thousand eight and we know how that turned out. He then went on to be a senior adviser in the Obama White House. David Plus also has a book being released today with the straightforward title a citizens guide to beating Donald Trump. David were so glad. You're giving us some Super Tuesday time. Thanks for coming on. It's great to be with you Brian. The big news in the last day as you well know is Buddha judge and Klobuchar and Baidoa Rourke all endorsing Joe Biden last night at a biden rally in Texas but these candidates all dropped out because they were getting little support. What are you? What effect do you think? The endorsements can have on the outcomes today. Well it's probably been the best forty eight hours of Joe Biden's political life but he needed that because he was down to his last political life. So you know Bernie. Sanders is very strong in in most of the states. That are voting today. He's obviously got a great organization. He's had the money to advertise And so he's going to do very well today. Joe Biden the question is can he survive? Super Tuesday in my view. So you know people to Judge Amy Klobuchar Better work to Saudi. Endorsement can't hurt And so voters who are actually voting. Today as opposed to voted early Biden I think we'll pick up some of that sports so the real question is To get delegates you need to hit fifteen percent of the statewide level or the Congressional district level leaders the question a few days ago whether Biden would be viable in places like California Minnesota. I'd be surprised if he's not viable. So that's great but this really comes down to how big of a lead from a delegate standpoint Bernie Sanders have coming out of today and we'll know that not tonight actually. It'll take a while to count the votes either tonight. We won't know the actual delegate picture for a couple of days even with California's early voting It could be that half of the votes cast in California have already been cast right right well. I think we'll know who's viable statewide but to allocate them down at the Congressional district level Texas does about the state Senate district level. It may take a while but the picture will be clear. I think by the morning and just to give our listeners. A little viewers guide to the numbers. I know you've been talking about how it's really going to matter. How how close to Bernie Sanders? Joe Biden comes out of tonight with In delegates what. What range are we talking about such an important question? Because I'll start Brian with one. Someone gets a delegate lead of any size. It's hard to raise A. Why is that? So let's say we get down to a two person race. Eventually in March between Biden Sanders Biden Windsor State. Fifty four forty six. You basically the same amount of delegates so the the way. The delegates were only get Net a lot of delegates. If you're winning by some margin so I think if if the margin is one hundred or fifty or less after tonight where Biden's trailing sanders by that margin. I think he could credibly say if I win Florida. Big Georgia Big Mississippi. Able to catch up if it's more than that I don't think it's mathematically possible so This is where I think. The strong campaign Bernie Sanders has run his organization and All of these states is going to you know. Make a huge test for Joe Biden. So I think that's the number to keep in mind now. One hundred and fifty to me is even a lot. If you're Joe Biden I'd rather be Close within one hundred So that not everything has to go right. After today to catch up but Bernie Sanders should exit today with a with a delegate lead that he's really all that matters In terms of our nomination fight I've been thinking Super Tuesday as presenting a real paradox for the moderately and candidates on the one hand there are so many delegates at stake. And it's still so early. They might as well stay in just through today to see how they do before dropping out but on the other hand if they do that they could divvy up delegates so much that they would make sanders the prohibitive favorite in the way you were just describing which at least from their perspective they don't. WanNa do do you think they grappling with that. As a kind of paradox I think for P. Buddha judging. Amy Klobuchar Tom Star. I think their decision was first and foremost. Do they have a path less about you know? Is there a way we could help? Joe Biden or hurt Bernie Sanders. Because I think they didn't ask people for money or time if it was clear they weren't going to win so I think given that they decided that You Know Amy Klobuchar and Buddha jets have both spoken whether you agree with it or not that they think Bernie Sanders is not a stronger nominee as some of the others on the stage so they've decided to throw their support to Joe Biden. I think that'll matter. I think the question coming out of tonight will be what does Mike Bloomberg do And What Does Elizabeth Warren Do? They're both going to get delegates tonight. but I think it's hard to see a scenario where they're going to be the top two at the end of this process so You know they'll have to have some hard discussions and decisions as well. Let's talk about each one of those little more. The only one not to drop out and endorse Biden in that lane if we're talking about a moderate lane and that's actually a real thing which I never know if it is but was Michael Bloomberg. How do you see the reasons that he alone? Among that group chose to stay in listen. He has spent more money on advertising than Barack. Obama spent an either one of his presidential elections nationally. Okay so I'm sure he wants to actually get to some votes and see how he does But I think Biden's rise his debate performances. I think Michael Bloomberg's ability to really reaching the African American community has been severely compromised. He's going to get some delegates tonight. but the question is. Do you have a plausible case to be the nominee? I think Michael Bloomberg needed. Joe Biden Duluth South Carolina to become the main alternative to Bernie Sanders. That didn't happen so I'd suspect that they don't see a pathway to the nomination post today I think with Elizabeth Warren. She's going to get some delegates as well They believe there's a convention play. Where if the Convention is deadlocked maybe Elizabeth Warren becomes the compromise? Candidate I just find it hard to believe that you're GONNA skip over the number one delegate leader whether that's burden Bernier Biden and the number two And go down to someone who might be third or Fourth I. I just don't think that's going to happen. I saw you say on. Msnbc that. It's puzzling to you. Why Elizabeth wine hasn't done better and I agree. I would have thought after twenty sixteen and all the racism and Misogyny that motivate Democrats against trump and considering the various strengths of the candidates. Coming in that we be in probably a Warren Harris Klobuchar world right now and global stock went up after the way she dealt with Brad Kavanagh when he was inappropriate with her Not a Biden Bloomberg Bernie world. What did you think what happened with? Elizabeth one was a political practitioner. I just look at her debate. Performance is her speech making her interviews. She's organized a really good campaign. Struggled with money for a while. But that's picked up so I said on MSNBC. I'm serious about this You know I want. I hope political scientists and and academics look at this. You know my suspicion is. There's a hangover from sixteen and too many voters. Think a woman can't win makes me sad to say that if that's true but I think we really need to analyze that Because if you just look at like on paper to strength she brings to the race and how she's performed It's hard to reconcile that with. Now you know and when you say how let me just because you say how she's performed I mean she's also by so many analysts lights one most of the debates. She's been super strong debates superstorm. An interview she's got a message But you know she hasn't been able to break out of like the mid teens and that's why I'm so confident. I said Saturday night. This is a two person race. Why can be so confident? The only two people with the ability to really move. Let's say north of forty percent in this primary. I think our sanders and Biden. I think it's hard to see Bloomberg or or warned being able to grow to that extent if Bloomberg or wiring win some delegates but later C. They can't win the nomination. Can they just give their delegates to either Biden Sanders before the convention can't give them so they can say I'm leaving the race and I hope that the delegates I go to the candidate? I'm supporting but that's up to those individual but I think it's fair to assume that a good percentage of the delegates that worn or mayor Pete. He has some delegates or Bloomberg gets. We'll go in that direction but there's guarantee of that And that's what changing so there's so much focusing on for Canada doesn't get a majority of the pledged delegates. What are the super delegates to Milwaukee important but depending on how well worn and Bloomberg do tonight? They're going to have a a chunk of pledged delegates and those do need to get reallocated but the candidate doesn't control them. They can request politely. But they cannot dictate and I've seen at least one poll that included a second choice option where half Were just as many Buddha judge voters said their second choice was sanders said their second choice was biden casting. You know additional doubt on that whole issue of the lanes. Yeah the lane thing you know breaks down a little bit when you look at that You're always I was always surprised when I was involved in politics You know deeply in presidential races First second third choices they surprise you. So yes I mean so think about California today Texas You know Virginia North Carolina. Some of the key states today Some of the people who two days ago we're GONNA vote for pe- Buddha judge how many will vote for Biden. I over fifty percent but nowhere near a hundred on some of them will still vote for Bloomberg maybe and some will vote for Bernie. So it's never that neat and tidy from Senator Sanders point of view with all these endorsements now if he says the democratic establishment is conspiring against him. He wouldn't be wrong rudy. Well there is no smoky backroom. Where puppet strings are being polled. People to judge made his decision. Amy Klobuchar made his decision. There's no Grand Poobah making that happen. So my concern about Bernie Sanders. I thought was very Strong and his rally. He did last night saying I. Welcome people from Amy's campaign peace campaign. That's the right message. I think saying everyone who's not with you is the establishment. African American voters just average citizens. I would be careful about it. Because to be the nominee Bernie Sanders is going to have to grow his base. They need some of those people and if he's the nominee he'll need all of them to be president so I think that it's a maybe it's a good line but it's not true. I mean I wish we were that organized. We're not not to beat Bernie just to win elections. I mean Not say though that there was a lot of pressure from democratic Big Money Donors and party leaders. Who are actually you know at the top of the DNC Pushing club and Buddha judge to get out in the last few days even pushing Bloomberg unsuccessfully from what I heard and actually endorsed Biden. Listen these candidates have to make a super hard decision? I think it was predicated on their own path. And you know if amy Klobuchar Mayor Pete the decision they made. I don't know who they talk to. But that is a super personal decision that they came to so Again I think it's it's maybe it's a neat story line to suggest that that in Washington. Dc strings are being pulled. That's not really the way this works and the truth is Joe. Biden is now a threat to be the nominee largely because of African American voters. So it'd be careful about calling them part of a corrupt establishment They are the backbone of the Democratic Party and on electability against trump the Bernie people would argue that recent history suggests that movement candidates win while safe candidates lose trump won over Clinton movement candidate. Your candidate Barack Obama hope and Change Movement candidate beat the safe pick Republicans McCain and then Romney Carey was the safe candidate Democrats rejected Howard Dean and his movement and what happened. Kerry lost George Bush at the height of the Iraq. War Debacle It's easy to forget. Just how desperately? Democrats wanted him out. So why wouldn't all? That history suggest that sanders has a real electability case to make to at least be taken seriously in that debate..
"campaign manager" Discussed on AM Joy
"We have it. We don't have it. Okay no we don't have it yet. So basically Wallace asking. The fact is blacks. Were four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana arrests in your town where you were mayor and then answers the disparity was there. Is there ars in cities. Then he says it's all towns across the country that's only part of the story in my city. Black residents were less likely to be arrested on drug charges than in the state or in the country but still the disparity. It's real. It's a problem. It's only one of the reasons I'm proposing to legalize marijuana. We need a process experiment. So He's trying to fix it but it's lingering to me. What's interesting is that that? Buddha judge is running as a rhetorical candidate. He's not talking about what he has done because he is he one. Small elections of small city mirror are the ad that Biden ran was correct in a Lotta ways he dealt with the city council budget not a nine hundred billion dollar recovery program or program the save the auto industry I mean. So that's he can't talk about that he can talk about his rhetorical vision and he's gotten to this point with that but I still. I wonder whether it comes to other elections or other start going after that Biden had in addition to the race issues whether that may take a little bit out of his is does he need to I do more than a sort of soundbites absolutely and he keeps coming out with these sentences. That are a bunch of leaves trying to be tree. I mean they really sound good up is up and not down. I'm for Waffles pancakes and we need a new paradigm to get us out of our current state adventure be and I need an Excedrin by like by the handful but I think one of the things that strikes me and we're going to get I mean I'm going to step over the line here a little bit. This guy doesn't know how to talk to black folks and he's it doesn't appear that he's interested in learning as opposed to say Elizabeth Warren who has gone out and said hey look. I didn't no most of this stuff before I started to gain. And you know I watch him talk about the race question. Yeah and it's so careful and analytical it's like there's no blood no message to it yeah talk about it than a demand you think out of his mouth at that debate. Yeah and he did not say anything about work work more he spoke more passionately about his corporate donors defending them. Yeah and he did about that all right here. Let's play a little bit of that Biden. At his rock Obama.
"campaign manager" Discussed on AM Joy
"Other democrats ear thoughts. You're right I mean when you've got a school yard bully early you gotTa Punch him in the nose and you've got to continue to punch him in the nose. I mean we're you know we can't be you know liars. Here's the way he is. He's a continual liar and we if we adopt that then we become him so we have to find another way to do it and we. You have to start thinking about this as it's like what James Carville said back in ninety two then it was the economy stupid now. It's trump stupid. And so everything has to be designed to go after him and so the candidates through don't have a dimes worth of difference Prince when it comes to policy to see debates where they arguing about who has the best healthcare plan back and forth. That's not what's going to get it done. What's going to get it done? Is Somebody somebody to stand up to him every day and punch him in the nose. That's going to take power. It's GONNA take money. And whoever that person is going to be to emerge urge so far I hate to say it Bloomberg's the only one doing that and he's the only one that has the kind of money that it will take. He can spend twice as much. I money as trump and he can stand on the stage of trump calls him short he can say well. You're fat. I mean that's what it's GonNa take you gonNA fight of schoolyard. WHOA yard bully? You got a bunch of them in the nose. You can't go around zero nibbling at the edges with policy issues. Yeah or he'll say you're broke because at the appropriate. He's really not that rich. The perfect line when they said well what. What would you feel about whether you know if you've got the nomination the nation and you'd have to billionaires going after each other he said WHO's the second one and that's and that's what it's GonNa take? It's it's going to take a guy who can go right back at them whereas no fear that he can do anything. Republicans running around frightened to death that something's going to happen. We're we'RE NOT GONNA get those people. Those people are gone. This is going to be a turn out election we'RE GONNA have to get behind whoever's the nominee and that person better stand on that stage wjr and when trump walks invade your personal space. The way he did was Hillary. You have to turn around and say getaway for me PAL. Get back to.
"campaign manager" Discussed on AM Joy
"The more and more thank you the more more you see. Keep working closely. Attempting to normalize and elevate I look. I don't need to understand trump's base to know who they are. I'm a black woman who grew up between Ohio and Georgia. I know very well who this base is. And this weird anthropological experience at the news media media has with. Let's understand them. Let's dig deeper. I don't understand it you're you're blending space to people who are racist hateful people and trying to put a misnomer on it. I build either voter. I think they're this Grassley. I'll say I do think the Democrats will have to start to respond differently. There was a reason when Cardi B.'s spoke with such righteous anger about the government shutdown. There was a reason that more people paid attention to her voice and retweeted her and shared her an echo her thoughts than they did with our legislators this later you even have Chuck Schumer asking. Hey are you guys gonNA re tweet the Cardio Yeah. She spoke with that righteous anger. That so many of us feel and we you know if I said a lot of the things that I really think filtered through do networks we go. We just can't say that yet you broadcast live. Donald Trump regurgitating the the most hateful heinous things and we have to filter our own voices. I it is this is how democracies fall we're real Jennifer. Rubin wrote a piece saying that the media has stumbled within covering trump says that the media have struggled to appear balanced and objective in an era when the president behaves in shocking and unprecedented ways to find the language to convey vividly the unhinged anger obsession with retribution that trump occasionally and leases in public. Before I'm going to I'm going to get Robin but I want to go back to hope you're better. Dave gave back to you really quickly early because no that's okay no. I wanted to have a moment to to take some water but the media is still under this. You know this self policing that that says that that that say which was very unusual. I mean that took place in the gallery of in the house. Gallery a sort of sacred political space and it really wants show business and the media media still struggled to fit it into the norm of what they expect but even in Fox News the daily beast has a piece now visit an internal documents. Even Fox News understands what this is internal internal even if they don't say it outright in documents obtained by the daily Beast Fox is research team advises colleagues. To be wary of disinformation from several trump boosting on irregulars including Rudy Giuliani. So internally even there some people feel a little queasy but in the writ large trump knows that the rest of the media is going to cover him as if he's a normal president no no matter what he does. Yeah I think you know.
"campaign manager" Discussed on AM Joy
"In this movement because I believe in fighting injustice has always been what's driven and I think part of what we're trying to test with the American public is how much empathy and sympathy. Do you have about working class. Americans struggling out there in the world they are hovering under a medical debt student. Debt credit card debt. You look at the working class in this country. Wages are not going up for them. They are falling into medical bankruptcy. And if you feel that pain you feel it truly reflect on it if you feel that you know that something is fundamentally unjust about this system. We we have a corrupt and rigged political and economic system so you have to transform it. You have to agree that if you're gonNA operate within the status quo it is not working for people and if you feel that pain you're gonNA say transformation. Transformation is required. We've got social in this country. It has socialism for the rich Donald Trump corporate socialist. He Doles out. Corporate tax breaks to the top one percent if the government can give a trillion plus dollar so the top one percent of you telling us that you can't provide health care. You can't provide education. You can't provide housing. This is a matter of national priorities. So the question on the table for all of us this is. How do you feel that working class pain? and Are you prepared to transform the American government so that it works for the Working Class A strong argument by the way it's it gets very king in. Its very smart argument but but the ads are are going to be. They're going to be the ADS ARE GONNA true they're going to be actual till we you're saying is that the campaign is prepared to run on an affirmative defense offense Lisera. Donald trump is a corporate socialist. So that's GONNA be your in corporate socialist. It's about who does the government benefit. He believes the government should benefit the top one percent. All of my I was talking to my cabinet with billionaires. I'm going to cut Medicare social security. I'm going to deregulate the government so that it works for corporate chieftains. I'M GONNA make sure that they get tax breaks. That is how he thinks. How operate so? Let me so the question is do we want a government that benefits the working class this. We'll fight eight on democratic socialism. And here's the thing you and I both know that also politics especially presidential politics just a numbers game just what the job of the Democratic nominee is going to be to keep the sixty five five million people who voted for Hillary Clinton add another hundred thousand people in the key state But in order to unite the party. And let's talk about those two things number one if the ideas that you guys are gonNA run. An affirmative defense of socialism mutant floor is off the table. I mean she didn't win Florida but you're not GonNa get Florida so let's you're going to have to win it with the smaller Muller Map. I'm just telling you that there are voters who you're GonNa not gonNA write it off the balance with you're not gonNA call sixty five million people. There are just some people who for whatever reason whether they're right or wrong are. We're not gonNA vote for socialist period. So now you're going to have to build back the ones you lose and you're going to have been add to it. That's where the voters when you lose. Voters who just won't volition Pennsylvania Wisconsin Arizona Socialist. Can't you look at the polls head to head right now. I would argue joy in reading that ninety nine percent of the American in public knows who Bernie Sanders and when you ask them. What is the one thing you know about Bernie Sanders? It's Medicare for all or fighting corporate interests. That is what they know about him. And when you look at these head to head polls that's why they matter if he's already doing better than trump and I appreciate your argument that always gonNA spend a bunch of ads to lie about. You got fine. We'll take but the fact is you're starting off in a very strong position on a backbone. The people knowing who you are and what you're about okay. So let's talk about the other thing building a coalition. I'm on Social Media Lot. Maybe a little bit too much actually get off twitter a little bit but there's a pretty ask vicious culture out there you know twitter can be. It's not the real world but there are a lot of particularly women of color people of color who have been just savaged by Sander's Anderson fans and who were just turned off to him writ large because of the culture of sort of attack is there. Is that something that the campaign and by the way be honest communications director. If somebody that a lot of people are saying he's part.
"campaign manager" Discussed on AM Joy
"I mean look what happened. The Jeff Flake clearly jeff flake was run out of the Senate by Donald Trump. And when you see the kind of support that trump has in his party and you see the kind of attacks Acsi makes when people who used to work for him like Jeff sessions or or their secretary state tillerson or a number of others. They know he'll do that and they'll the also turn all of Fox all of talk radio against him. I'm you saw the kind of comments. They made about Mitt Romney in to see the United States. Belittle Little Mitt Romney's faith. We all watched that that Mitt Romney speech and it was a hard decision for him to make because he didn't want to go against this party and he also knew what would what what wait awaited him when he did this and and it's it's happened and then you look at what he's doing to Colonel Veneman mocking checking his accent and talking about his service. A man an emigrant who became a citizen left the Soviet left the Soviet Union came here became a citizen served his country by any measure and had the courage to stand up so this president is only getting more emboldened. The thing that bothers me the most is when I hear senator say well. The president's President's GonNa Learn from this I'm going to vote no I'm GonNa vote to exonerate him because I know the president's lesson he's not GonNa do this stuff anymore like who would believe that. Yeah Yeah I mean here's a look. Let's play this as you mentioned Mitt Romney here. He is talking about his religion as he got really emotional in talking about his vote as senator. Juror doc I swore an oath before God to exercise impartial justice. I am profoundly religious. My faith is at the heart of who I am I take an oath before God as enormously consequential. I knew from the outset that being tasked with judge in the president the leader of my own party would be the most difficult decision I have ever faced. I was wrong Mitt. Romney will be remembered in history for running for president in two thousand twelve. I'm sure but also really for that of do people like I don't if you've talked to Lamar Alexander. But Lamar Alexander is going to be remembered as the guy who said I don't need to see witnesses and I don't need to hold this president accountable. Even the Lamar Alexander said he knew that Donald Trump was guilty. That is what he will be remembered for when you talk with Republican members. Do they care about that. Did they care about their place in history Lindsey. Graham who's going to be remembered remembered as being a sycophant to trump and a hypocrite in the way he spoke about him before and the way. He's sort of sucks up to him now. I don't know I do know when I asked the question question. I mentioned this in the Times piece when I asked the question of my my colleague Republican colleagues. Okay you vote to quit. The Senate is clearly equip them regardless of your vote. What what what do we do what do you do? What do we all do to make the president to change his behavior so he doesn't do this in the future so it doesn't get worse than they? Just just sort of shrug and look sheepish. They don't really have an answer for that. So I watched the president as we all did in the East Room right after the exoneration and to watch all the sycophantic politician sitting there in laughing with them and clapping with him and clapping for more him was just as toward any of this. I so like what Adam Schiff said when he talked about cords of steel will bind them to this president and and for all of history. And that's that's exactly right. They're going to be embarrassed by this vote. It might be next month. It might be three months. Might be a year from now when all when more things come might we know that yeah and some of them might lose their seats because of it lastly before we go. Ohio has become pretty much red state. It's become it's gone from being sort of a swing state into being pretty read. A Do you think Ohio is there. Are there any candidates on the table right now. Who can win Ohio and be? Are you planning on endorsing anyone. I'm I'm not endorsing anytime soon. I I the answer. Is I contest. Ohio state by seven points last time in two thousand eighteen and I know you win that state by showing how Donald Trump is betrayed workers. He's betrayed workers whether it's minimum wage the overtime rule trade agreements as appointments to the court where the judge has put their thumbs on the scale of justice and in way in supporting corporations over workers and Wall Street over consumers rumors and health insurance companies over patients. We make that case. Donald Trump's betrayed workers. We still went Ohio in the end. Yeah I still remember with that. Man of steel ad from two thousand sixteen that the Democrats never responded to and it was a huge mistake and not making the case about what he's what he's promised versus what he's delivered delivered on on manufacturing shared Brown. Thank you very.
"campaign manager" Discussed on AM Joy
"Even everything that the house is. Alleged is accepted as true. True Number One. Removing the president is not a last resort we have an election in November which is a far better and a lot less damaging remedy. He delayed the military and other assistance to Ukraine in order to encourage investigation. I think he shouldn't have done it. I think it was wrong Inappropriate was who's the way I'd say improper crossing the line and what's wrong for him to ask a foreign country to investigate a political rightful rightful. So we also added Susan Collins and Lamar Alexander Tabet. I mean in the case of the Iraq war. The administration was pushing a false false claim that Iraq had something to do with nine eleven and that they might have nuclear capability. Even though those were false claims that they shouldn't shouldn't have just bought a bought. The Blue Plate special on the country was in terror. After nine eleven there was a real fear in the public and I think I can actually kind of understand stand why or congressperson would feel intimidated to vote. No on a war. In that case in this case it's donald trump that's potentially threatening threatening the next elections security it's him trying to extort a foreign country using money that Congress themselves had passed. There is no. There's there's not an equivalency here so I think it's hard for me to understand. What is it that they're afraid of? Ted Cruz is elected after. Donald Trump belittled his wife's looks and may call this murderer. They have survived trump. Being mean to them before Marco Rubio Marco. He's a senator. What is it that they think trump is going to do to them? Well they they survived but they made up with trump before the election. I think in each case they what trump will do to them..
"campaign manager" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"See it. So the dynamic for us is one of necessity now has been sincerely the founding of this whole impact I think about our world. I live in enterprise software. One of the dynamics. Enterprise software has has done is created massive productivity in companies in existing businesses with his business to business. You know that's a dynamic and creative huge huge wealth and you know for capitalist those who held capital in those companies an upbeat actually pay income opportunities for working those business itself. That's what you're seeing seeing that disparity parity of of of of income and wealth driven by the fact that technology has this massive productivity impact on these businesses and it's being recognized and the recognition. You know there's something can say. Oh my goodness for sale for the first since nineteen thirty the biggest disparity in both well income and we have to do something about that you know in the. Es Initiative Concept Concept of it the role of software. We're actually pretty good on the east side right. Give us a lot of power and yells at probably good footprints of socio hits album the most public pretty cleaning but the escort the impact of social. How do we actually make a more inclusive environment? We have had to do it by necessity because because we need talented people at the stuck to the traditional pools of people. You couldn't actually feel the roles and the jobs I got seventy five thousand plus employees. I have five thousand open REX. I I just go to the same place that everyone else has gone. I can't fill those ranks so we have to have always had open up our aperture for people in doing so. We have the most. Diverse workforce workforce in private equity the most diverse workforce in technology by any measure any standard objective measure. Really across the plant. When you started doing when you sesame though you think that you said to yourself you know what I WANNA do differently? It's it's a bit of both right assessing us. We needed the people. And if you go to the same places can't find him. So where do you Wanna go go to places where you have very smart talented people who need on ramps into this economy and when you look at the world the private equity and software and armies the physicist happens ABC News we have we pay two times the average private wage so it actually transforms an opportunity for an individual worker in our business and of course if they are a stakeholder in the business stop bullets KC it transforms into wealth dynamic for them so we always talk about the soldiers force of our business. You know being African American. I have the opportunity to actually think about about. How do I transform a community of Americans African Americans into this fourth industrial revolution? That you've been talking about the last four five years yourself you know pardon me. It's by design apartment. Part of it is an obligation to great extent that she make the change that I know right to you think these changes are happening outside of your firm. I mean there's a lot of talk here about these things but is there a lot of action. You know the good news about Davos in all its criticisms gives people like me and me and you can actually connect with senior executives to affect change so we develop a program through the funding foundation called Internet and the whole point. My career started del APPs. Empty News as an intern. Well how do we get more more after. Americans women internship so we created a platform in essence a Nazis laughable. But now I come here and get real commitments from Chuck Robbins at Cisco Okay Back in An Giang data on TNT and Dan Schulman paypal and just got one got the bit commitment and get the number yet from g so the whole point is knocking on ramp by having receive IOS. Commit to you know what this would make sense. Robert WanNa do it. How many Donald Sale five hundred internships great and our able to fill those now? Five hundred African Americans are women. Now have a chance participate in the fourth industrial vision as insurance and then ultimately become full time employees so it works it matters. But here's a place where you can actually manage not just hype no Edison but but but that is the critique here in Davos right. Is that a lot of people that but I'll tell you my experience when I come here on a mission for my Spirit's has actually leads to real outcomes and otherwise it wouldn't mind when you think about the idea of capitalism. Oh just even the concept in in the United States right now. There's a debate about whether it even works and I'm especially curious about how you think. African American community thinks it's about the idea of capitalism. That's that's a long conversation. If you think about capitalist of capital versus capitalism still is the most efficient system on the clamper uplifting humanity but of course you know in general we go up but we have individual pockets. Who Don't necessarily participate? African Americans have traditionally not participated. In fact you go look at the you know. The homestead actes southern Homestead Act redlining around community's inability to actually gain a foothold in the capital part of capitalism and. So they've always been part of the Labor Party right and that's the nine Emmett so part of what we have to do and what we go through this do you move them into capital has been announced to Scott. How do you drive capital newbies communities some of which policy driven some trashy individual Somerville Philanthropic so? I think we now have the first time in the history of this planet where you can actually generate capital not owning capital I intellectual property technology okay in one generation. But you have. Did you get on ramp into this technology revolution. You gotta get internships experiences. It actually gets you into these. These technology companies. That's what you think. A young people today in America appreciate that especially given the political climate in which there really is a stark contrast between the two parties and even within the Democratic Party around this idea capitalism and socialism. I don't think we've done an adequate job explaining to young people with the benefits or profits in a corporation and the corporations bridges has done an adequate job taking showing profit improve the community in the station. The good news is with Chuck yesterday at Cisco. We're talking about. Listen here's how we're educating in training and dealing with homeless problems in in Santa Clara California one of the wealthiest counties on the planet but of course as as people got you know wealthier in that etiquette displaced people. And but but how do you now take care that the government doesn't necessarily handle some of those issues but folks were running businesses can cause they realize if we don't make a community sustainable. We will not have sustainable stable businesses. We haven't done a great job as companies explaining the virtues of Kabul the virtues of profit you know as you know. Andrew Carnegie has has been a big hero mind. We don't go through the gospel of wealth with people helping stand the role folks like me to actually drive in managed disparities using philanthropy as a tool and as has an instrument that she made some of the some of the issues that come. Capitalism and profit has been primary motivators president. Trump's often talked about What he he says is Record unemployment for African Americans in the United States under his administration. Do you think the African American community appreciates that point. I think if you didn't have a job and you have one now. You do appreciate it you know when it started is it now. It's after but we've got record on that from what I can tell. That is true true now the real question is is it just leading income or is it actually leading to. Well you know part of when I think about it is how do you convert that income dwelt well typically in America. It's been through landownership ownership. What does that mean buying a house having for that House to actually appreciate the neighborhood? Borrowing use the capital to send your kids to school so they had the next after the improves. The Cat Paradise in your family so like all things. It's a great start to get income but we now have to convert that income to capital into these communities. That's what after Americans are looking for. We were in participate. I consider some of the the the the land grants and homestead acting summer. Southern Homestead Act that led to a basis of capital for a lot of non black Americans American and these families have been for generations. You know taking advantage of well. The whole point is now. How do we ensure that? This group of folks after Americans have a chance participated debated in that in that economy. That they've been screwed.
"campaign manager" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"And we're going to get to Eunice. Yoon was is right now in Beijing Eunice. Thanks so much Andrew will. I'm coming to you from a very popular entertainment district in Beijing which is called Sunday. Turn this place has tons of restaurants strong in bars and would normally be buzzing this time of night Maybe not as much because of the Lunar New Year holiday but still right now it is extremely quiet. And what what you're seeing here is really being replicated. All over the country people are worried about leaving their homes and there are concerns. The government has been taking a many more aggressive measures to try to contain what they described as the strengthening virus of over the weekend the Chinese Premier Li coach Hong was assigned the person the official to manage this pandemic. He is currently in the city of Wuhan the hot zone of this outbreak and this comes after President Xi Jinping had also over the weekend convened an emergency meeting when he described the situation as grave. Now many of the authorities here have come under criticism especially the local authorities in Wuhan. Honda Wuhan Mayor Actually just today offered to resign and this is after a yesterday. He said that five million people had left Wuhan because of the Lunar New Year holiday and the outbreak so that is the Bigger than the size of the population of the entire city of Los Angeles Angeles In terms of what the government is doing. Now they've taken more steps saying they're going to extend the Lunar New Year holiday By three days to February second and then to economic centers Soochow and Shanghai have also Just said that they're going to extend Their holiday and they've basically ordered companies not to return to work until February ninth for Shanghai in February for Sue Joe and the question now really is exactly how along will companies stay closed. I was talking on the phone with I was talking with Ford. And they said that they're trying to decide. Exactly how long they're going to be staying enclosed and then the Shanghai markets we've been asking them You know the markets are one. Are you guys going to open. And they still haven't decided so. These are the questions that people are asking because there's so much uncertainty right now over the virus in part of the problem I guess. UNICES is the incubation period. And early sure it could to the anywhere from one to fourteen days and I understand. It's a symptomatic but you are contagious. So a five million people laugh none of them showing any signs or any symptoms. You can't have a high degree of confidence that that all those people aren't spreading it somewhere else absolutely. That's actually what's adding to the the the fear here because the health officials over the weekend had said that the incubation period on average is ten days it could be assured as one day and as long as fourteen days is and that unlike the SARS outbreak in two thousand and three people are apparently contagious. During this time. When they're not showing symptoms so with SARS once you start symptoms? Then you're contagious. But in this situation it's not the same and so that's just adding to the concern here. Eunice Michelle good to so you. Why are you wearing the mask is that required is caution on your part? It's not required in Beijing yet but everybody is wearing a mask here and the recommendation has been to wear a mask. And that's again another reason why there's been such a focus on the lack of you've of protective gear masks because it's not only in Wuhan where people feel the need to protect themselves but now because of the the the fear of the spread of people in Across the country are feeling that they need to wear these masks of the big question that a lot of companies have been asking is whether or not they should stay shut for a longer period than the official officially mandated Lunar New Year extension and that is really starting to unnerve a people people here about what the economic costs could be in the economic impact. Because it's not only affecting consumer companies or travel companies but also the Potential impact that have on the supply chain is is something that people are worried about especially for global companies. Okay Muniz thank you for that report. report as worldwide health authorities try to contain the spread of the virus economists trying to figure out what impact it could have on the US economy for that. We turn to Steve. We smoothies at the table US morning. Andrew economists looked at previous influence outbreaks to gauge the possible impacts of the corona virus. But they have to factor in vast uncertainties specifics of this virus to how changes changes in medical organizational and communications technologies can alter these outcomes the World Health Organization and resolved to save lives. Note five separate outbreaks this century Trey with costs ranging from around thirty three billion for SARS in two thousand three two more than fifty billion for bowl in twenty thirteen overtime and through massive of efforts. All of them were contained though they hit developing countries much harder than developing on something. The World Bank is trying to deal with separately. Experts estimate the annual global cost of a moderate severe pandemic estimated five hundred and seventy billion or zero point seven percent of global income. All of this is measured against the nineteen eighteen grade influenza that killed the nested fifty million people. The United States entered a recession in one thousand nine hundred that lasted eighteen months and was blamed on the greatest Lanza which uniquely by the way hit the working age population. The hardest the World Bank said in its report estimate suggests that if the world would face a fast moving airborne disease just the Spanish through outbreak of one thousand nine hundred eighty one thousand nine hundred it would kill more than thirty three million people in two hundred fifty days and a road about five percent of global GDP or more than three hundred and sixty three three point six trillion dollars but that was nineteen thousand nine. There have been dramatic advances in how health officials combat such outbreaks in medical technologies to treat and diagnose them and maybe most importantly in communications technologies that warns ever others of an outbreak. If you read the book by John Berry the grateful Enza you find out. They didn't know that it was existing different different for example military bases so three lessons from history. One a pandemic is an ever present. Terrorists can't get rid of that too. They mostly don't happen three. It takes a very serious and unique virus to have a major economic impact. Joe talked all about all these things. Stephen and Watson and Crick Nineteen fifty three right. I mean we can sequence right. The genetic structure of this ornate virus almost instantly develops them. The one offset is How many flights a day connecting the into relationship that you can't confine anything anywhere so first of all you want to always be careful? Say it's different this time. It may be. It may be different. The communications cuts both ways in a really interesting. When you read that book the Great Influenza? It was in one one army base. They didn't know it was in an army base and it was in another arm. They didn't know it. And of course the virus mutated over time so the communications has the ability. You think so phone saving lives in this instance on the other hand it has the ability to spend spread. Panic may be earlier than it otherwise would right so we all know about it and so people get worried about it when people. They stopped me in the street. This is Steve. What's going to happen? I don't know but but economists after estimate this I mean I'm most a number one. We we do know how to handle a lot better. Even China learned a lot with SARS. But I most gratified by how much we know about molecular the biology and how quickly we could determine the part of of this virus that's conserved even during mutation and quickly design. Hopefully either a therapeutic uh-huh vaccine attenuated by the idea that it's still going to be bureaucrats who because that's the kind of viruses we used for uh-huh sometimes but it still bureaucrats are going to be implementing this thing whether or not they're different is the most interesting to be organizationally. We learned anything exists. One can't get your mind around it yet. I don't think I haven't fans around the world fans non-fans everyone in disbelief this morning after basketball legend Kobe Bryant. It's thirteen year old daughter. gee-gee Jonah were among those killed when his helicopter crashed in southern California authorities. Say Nine people. Well die in the crash about thirty miles. North of downtown Los Angeles in Calabasas thousands of fans gathered outside the staple center and honor the five-time NBA champion. Who spent all twenty of his professional season with the Lakers Lakers returned from a road game yesterday?.
"campaign manager" Discussed on Campaign HQ with David Plouffe
"If that subdivided by others it helps I want to come back to those march contests of but just hearing you talk about fifteen percent percent as kind of you know a floor you think you'll have in most congressional districts. It's fair to say the Sanders in Warren campaigns might feel the same and so. Do you think it's likely and are you guys planning for a candidate. Presumably you think that you being able to get a majority of the pledged delegates which I think is what nine thousand nine hundred and ninety or do you think we could be in a scenario where no one gets that majority. Maybe there's somebody who has a plurality but we could be heading to the dreaded. You know convention fight in Milwaukee. You have the answer. You know we've got an amazing data. Scientists are analysts director. BECCA and we pose this question her like what are the chances for quote unquote brokered convention engine and she gave a great big data scientists answer she said not zero so because the the the chances were not zero will prepare for it until it is zero and you know part of the thing is you've got to make right now. When people are looking at modeling you know their voter. You've got a model battle with the information you have in front and right now. It's twenty plus candidates. There's so many unknowns. The reality is it's right now. It's not zero now. We may find by February twentieth if it is zero because x number of people have dropped out a certain Canada has prepared this many delegates at some point. You just can't get votes or delegates delegates at once you pass a couple of the contest. It's not like you can go back and reclaim more of those so right now with our great. Data team says it is not zero. Oh proposition that this goes the distance we will prepare for that but I also WanNa say you know it is worth US thinking about planning for it. There is very conceivable people that in five months we'll stop planning for it but I think it would be a malpractice as for our campaign if it is not zero to not least put thoughts structure sure and a plan in place for that possibility. That'll probably give everybody listening heart palpitations yet but trust me. I would love for that not to go that route but you know until it's zero. We're going to prepare for it so let's talk about those. March states so the job you're doing now. Campaign manager is hard enough. You've got You you know debates and you've got to raise resources and hire staff and make sure you're hitting your numbers but in a way it's a little bit more peaceful right because you're spending most your time in Iowa when you're not fundraising so my New Hampshire Nevada South Carolina once you get out of South Carolina. It's hard to describe how that changes you go from focusing on one st at a time time to most of the country voting at Thirteen States California Florida Illinois with a lot of them beginning to vote early in February so as you obviously you're spending a lot of your time on those early estates. But what are you guys doing to advantage yourself so that you're you're able to execute well in those states in March again some of them vote in start voting in February to acquire the amount of delegates that you've model that you need one is getting back to our analytics team. They you know when you talk about Super Tuesday and I. I didn't even know that told congressional districts. You have up but it's immense. We have a a pretty good understanding of week. We compete never congressional district because of the broad coalition we have but in particular killer we we have a chance to run up the score and in some congressional districts look more like the Joe Biden support and the broad support compared with other candidates. Even you know the other two so I think that allow us to make political investments and so you know all voters are equal but some are you know worth more more earlier in a process and all endorsements and all community leaders support is important but community leaders support a influential an active mayor with a grassroots team in a place where we have a chance on Super Tuesday to outperform and run up kind of the delegates score is a smarter smarter strategic investment in time and so we've we've got mapped out now in particular you know Super Tuesday in a little bit further into March you know what is our priority congressional. We'll districts and so that helps US influence you know as we start thinking about earned media opportunities as we start thinking about political political support to build it it also allows us in when we talk about like you know distributive organizing and where you don't necessarily have to have a field organizer on the ground can do it. You know a lot of campaigns have done and the the Obama campaign. Certainly you know mastered in. Oh eight to twelve. It's organizing self organizing in some ways with support. This allows you to kind of prime the pump in some of these places I think also getting an understanding of the digital reach I think in a super Tuesday state state to to play on broadcast is so cost prohibitive in almost every you're talking a huge states that are mill would be millions dollars a week on TV. If the only state you're in so I think making sure you have an understanding of who you think your voter are and the the persuasion conversations you need to have to get their support on digital the investment in political relationships and community contacts and then you know making sure that when you're organizing online and offline that those those are targeted and all of that will help now if you win. I if you're Joe Biden you when Iowa that helps you helped Hampshire help you in South Carolina if we do well in South Carolina that certainly helps you on Super Tuesday. That's not a revolutionary statement for me so so some of this I I don't WanNa say it's dependent but it certainly fueled by doing well in the other places but because we are afforded such broad the support in so many parts of the Democratic Party were able to plant some seeds now that hopefully we'll able to you know when when when resources and candidate time which is the most precious resource we have become more available will have easier time kind of plugging them in for hopefully flee rapid growth so you mentioned distributed organizing and obviously using digital much more effectively in those states you've been on the frontline's these last few cycles so really seen how politics has evolved in terms of tools and technology and data. Are there new innovations that you guys are deploying in your campaign that are beyond what we saw in sixteen twelve. You know so I do. WanNa take a second about you. Know the talking about how we're organizing and I think one the things and I wanNA make sure we cover it like one of the most important data points that we look like an look at and that I look at as a campaign manager. Is You know the one one on one and that that is a staffers time invested with potential volunteer or a volunteer leader and so much of what we do is how so do we how do we attract potential volunteers and then how do we invest the time in them through a one on one and so we are trying some creative approaches with you know some digital assets with you know the the when the candidates time about recruiting volunteers and then really investing the one on one time. We also one of the things I I like about our tech team is we're not necessarily looking to you know build. We're looking to make things effective and efficient and I think at the end of the day all live live the tools and resources that we've talked about that have been around you know two thousand four in particular and then beyond it's all about how can you make a field organizer or caucus captain or precinct captains more effective and more efficient and we are working on both through digital outreach and then just it's religious. It's in some ways I don't say old is new again but at the end of the day its relationship with the neighbor and that's the investment were making now we are we are working working to grow that volunteer list through a number of digital means but the end of the day it's about investments on with a volunteer on tier and it's about prioritizing that one one conversation that our staff has with a volunteer and a volunteer leader has with volunteers and so that's that's the the real focus in the the the tools and tactics are important but like the real revolutionary part of this is good old fashioned one on ones so let's talk about data little bit and and you mentioned both your volunteers and supporters. There's been some recent stories suggesting that your campaign believes that political insiders and those covering the race in the press don't really understand both the ultimate Democratic primary electorate and your supporters specifically some curious so first of all if you maybe have you know but if you had to estimate what percentage of the people who are going to vote in a primary caucus for Joe Biden or like on twitter yeah I do think that the the national statistic is something like one in five people heavy twitter account and I don't think that even means they use twitter and I have to imagine a I don't know Oh specifically but I know you know. Twenty percent of Americans have one whether or not they use it and I know there's been some talk some articles lately about the disconnect necked between twitter in particular and actual voters and I think one of the one of the frustrations you know hopefully a lot of people oh have is that there is an over reliance on tweets and an under reliance on what's actually happening on the ground and I don't WanNa Anna. I let me just say it's really easy to you know look at your twitter feed. See something rate a story on it and the problem is is is that you are if you're looking at the twitter feed you are already seeing a myopic view of not only the conversation but in particular the Democratic Party Conversation Shen and I think when you look at the Joe Biden's broad coalition a lot of a large part of the coalition of our blue collar blue collar workers you you know older and middle age you know voters African American and Latino I I. I believe if that when you look at twitter in particular and you look at you know the college educated white voter. I don't have the stats in front of me. I I think that I remember seeing one of these articles. I think that like a larger percentage of like twitter universe looks like that now of course you can look at certain candidates that are running for president and that also as the plurality of their support and so you get a very warped perspective on like what is actually happening on the ground and in some ways. It's frustrating other ways. It's like fine. It's like it's like in two thousand sixteen look national polls. They're fun to look at but do they really tell you what's going on. No you know if people WANNA look at twitter great for for me. It's stressful not even on a campaign. It's just you know. It's just a place where I think it's so easy to hate on anything. The Cleveland Browns who or candidate candidate so I just don't think it's a healthy place in particular for actual vision into what's happening and so yeah I it's. It's a frustration but you know what we're we're. We're we're seeing disciplined and focus and I think that's one of the things we have to do and I think one of the things I try to focus on the campaign manager. We know the path. We have a good sense of who are voters are you. You.
"campaign manager" Discussed on Campaign HQ with David Plouffe
"Causing us problems. So you know Greg was always somebody. I knew we could get the truth from and someone did a good job of inspiring. Are you know huge organization in Ohio Bo staff and volunteers to execute it their highest level Greg. Thanks a lot for joining us. Hey thanks for the opportunity. it's great to hear your voice so let me start with a basic question. What's your job is campaign manager for Joe Biden so you know I think one of the big things is setting the tone and the culture in the campaign you know the goal is to have anyone from the candidate Joe Biden down down to our volunteer leaders singing from the same hymnal if you will and so it's culture setting it's tone setting and it's really trying to instill some campaign indiscipline from the top to the bottom. You know one of the things. I spend fair amount of time doing is you know I'm a big believer in synergy. It is fascinating on campaigns as you've got great staff in states great staff at headquarters you work in kind of a an open area where people can see each other and I guess the human human condition is like you work within your team and so I think one of the things for skill sets I bring for as a campaign manager is really kind of forcing cross-departmental collaboration Russian focusing on synergy between departments so that we can get more out of digital integration with field and calms is integrated with political one of the other things. I think I focus a lot on our finding the gaps and opportunities you know so much of a campaign staffers life day-to-day day to day is focused on what's in front of them and I think one of the goals I try to bring and Scott. I tried to bring it's making sure looking around the corner. We're thinking about next week. We're thinking about next month month. Were thinking about not just Super Tuesday but you know what's going on in. May and June all the way through a possible convention. We're going to get to manage in later two very important part of this process. how many direct reports you have greg. I have seven direct reports and people I don't think fully appreciate how these campaigns start at startups and you have zero people and the next day you have forty people and a few months later you've hundreds of people in multiple states and you you know like any startup. I think it's probably one of the campaigns in presidential campaigns in particular probably some of the fastest startups in the country just as the scale and the size is and so you know you you kind of reach these pivot points every few months where you go back. Take a look at like what you've been building and how you can find tune in structure and so you know we're in this post. Labor Day phase right now so it's Kinda the next gear of a campaign and so it's like one of the things we've been working on over the summer is building capacity but also getting processes under underway start up as a great term for it's probably it's the only start up in the world though where you're okay going out of business business after you. WanNa stay long enough but yeah shut down so what's your total headcount now on the campaign we're to a few hundred across the country so you know we're obviously heavy in the early states but Super Tuesday rides around the corner. Were trying to keep a lean efficient headquarters. I think in any type of campaign sometimes you know. Headquartered growth can outpace no per capita growth in the field and for us. It's how many fueled organizers neither. Can we have in the early states. Building goes volunteer relationships so that's really the priority we have right now. Let's talk about one of those early States Iowa. What's your current current size of your you know your Operation Iowa. And what do you think it grows to by early February yeah we're we're right around seventy staff right now and the vast. The majority of those staff are fueled organizers. I think were on par with the other. I guess however you want to call them other tier one campaigns. I guess it's kind of a media media term. We WanNa make sure that you know Iowa's estate. When you run interstate guy while you're actually running for governor of Iowa its first up just kind of the the culture that is set there the time investment the region of the state. It's a heavy lift and test the system. It's probably a good place to start for now. You know we're we're going to grow let me just say this. When we raise more resources the first thought is where can we expand in Iowa so I'm not sure where we're eventually going to cap out and part of that. Is You know how resources come in and we're good pace now. You know you always can have more resources but certainly the first and foremost is. What can we do for Iowa today. What is the Biden Campaign. Think total turnout in Iowa will be on caucus night. Yeah you know ah I think given the excitement in in the party or maybe frustration over the the the current president event trump so I think it is excitement. I think it is frustration. I think we we are not going to be surprised. If you see record-setting turn out this could surpass anything else so so you think could go like two fifty or north of that yeah yeah so in that scenario. Let's say two hundred fifty thousand which would be slightly larger than we had an eight. What do you think the winners gotta get so the thing that I think maybe a good time to talk about this and you know one of things I appreciate about this. PODCAST is for all of the articles that are written every our that are posted online over every publication the actual path the nomination is not necessarily who wins states although that's a super important component component particularly the first four but it's actually the path to delegates and it's earning delegates and there is a very prescribed way varies by Congressional district by State State fifty seven different iterations of what this looks like and I think you know the the interesting thing and I think we're still the waiting for the final rules to be I think at this point the rules and the Law Committee of the DNC is not finalized exactly what used to be the virtual caucus may or may not look like so there is still some I guess guessing the wrong word but they're still some waiting to see finally what actually the rules were playing with but but I think one of the things that we're staying focused and disciplined on is that this is a race for delegates. The first four states are certainly about momentum but the reality is at the end of the day. Hey with so many candidates. How many delegates can you acquire and we're looking as we look at each state. Obviously you want a quote. Unquote win the states and that you know depending on who you we ask what does that mean to me. It means delegates you run you can run up the score in one in one congressional district. Congressional districts for all the all the states except for text pitched which is State Senate races and then you can get blown out in every other congressional district and it really limit your number of delegates so I think it's important when the media just doesn't really cover it because it's just not sexy to talk about delegates. It's much easier to talk about national polling or or what not for us it is. Can we keep our broad coalition. Can we compete heat in every congressional district and in particular. Can we outperformed congressional districts where the district has a unique Joe Biden characteristic addict or personality trait so I think obviously having been through this before building. The campaign strategically on delicate acquisition is smart because like the Electoral College. That's the rules but as you said the early states momentum is important and you'd always rather come out of these early consciously momentum so do you think it's fair to say that given a big field like like this the winner of the Iowa caucuses and I think it's important to say for you guys for Sanders for warn. You know you are looking at winning or coming in a close second. There may be some of the other candidates were coming in third or fourth could be a surprise. You know that that's good for them. But do you think eighty or ninety thousand people in Iowa could win it. Yeah Yeah and I think when you look at the fifteen percent threshold you can have twenty candidates and you can have some congressional districts to people get delegates and I think that's the part that is I think it will confuse a lot of people you know. The the night of Iowa caucuses confuse a lot of people in particular at all subsequent primaries and caucuses their forward but you are not talking huge huge amounts of numbers and in particular with so many people in the bell. You know so many people that are running. I think the other thing is there are so many I think well funded campaigns. That reality is not going to shift until I think after Super Tuesday. Anybody thinks that you know everybody wants to and I. I think we have the team to do it. I think we've got the candidate to do it. It certainly helps to win Iowa but we are looking at a strategy well beyond Super Tuesday and and this is why Joe Biden candidacy. I think it's so powerful and why we have a path to victory because the coalition is broad which means when you get to states after Iowa and in particular states that have congressional districts that demographically are very different. You are going to have Joe Biden competing in every one of them and you're GonNa have a number of other top tier candidates competing in a much smaller segment just because their support is whether it's college educated white voters where Joe Biden as African American Support Latino Support Blue Collar votes support older sometimes more moderate. Democrats sometimes more conservative the Democrats and I think that's the piece even I when you said I said it the first four states it's really helpful to win because it impacts momentum and then momentum does a lot of things things including resource out help with resources which means you can play in more places more aggressively quicker but we can never get lost at it if that you become the nominee through delegates you know. It sounds like you're prepared to go the distance no matter what happens in the first four the one of the first four though that I I see is would be particularly challenging. If you weren't to win it or maybe come in a strong second would be South Carolina. Do you agree with that how important South Carolina both in terms of showing your share of the vote and strength of the African American community but also being that gateway to all those important march contests. I think it's a very fair statement to say you should not be the Democratic nominee unless you can win a broad coalition of support in particular you know the the one of the anchors of the Democratic Party has been the African the American community the African American vote and you should not be the nominee. If you can't prove you can win that and yeah for everybody including US I think in particular we start with some very strong relationships ships and because they know Joe Biden they've known him for decades. They know Ms Rock Obama's vice president he has spent time in a state like South Carolina going back decades and we're gonNA invest in that but no it is totally fair to say that whoever is going to be the nominee heff the show they can get broad support in particular the African American community and that is I tested in South Carolina. Let's talk about Po South Carolina so you know there's going to be a great winnowing. Occurring over the next five months people drop out before Iowa someone drop out after Iowa uh-huh after New Hampshire and then I think will really be down to the finalists or semifinalists after South Carolina. Have you guys thought about when you think about assuming when you've done what you need to do in the first four states that you still have a plausible route to the nomination. Would you prefer March and April to be Joe Biden and one other candidate. Would you prefer to be joe abide and two or three other candidates. Do you guys have a sense of what would be best for you. In terms of how those chips fall yeah one is. I think there's no way that there are not going to be three at at least three extremely strong candidates well through Super Tuesday right now. It's Senator Sanders and Senator Warren. I don't see that changing that that might there may be people added to do you know one of the things I think we should also mention that unlike two thousand sixteen the primary calendar is weighted. It's much more condensed by the end of March. I believe it's something like seventy. Seventy percent of the overall delegates are going to be awarded and so you know you're you're. You're talking about a fairly finite time from beginning February. You're talking about fifty eight sixty two days where a lot is going to happen and I think that your your question. I think it's fair and I'll answer it. I think the reality is it's going to be multiple. Candidates going to at least be it's going to be I think more than three but I think you're gonNA have to I mentioned and Joe Biden through those two months. I think when you look at the broad coalition that Joe Biden has and his ability to hold a percentage of the vote greater than fifteen percent and in literally every congressional district in the country whatever you want the other piece subdivided into other chunks and so that happens you know when when there's more candidates and so we're super confident because we've got the candidate we've got the team. We've got the message that we can hold onto are greater than fifteen percent vote in.
"campaign manager" Discussed on WMEX 1510 AM
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"campaign manager" Discussed on WDRC
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