A rumor at this point (or rather, someone unwilling to go on record) but what I’m hearing is that the DNC organizers who implement the 50 state strategy are about to be let go. Apparently they will be laid off at the end of the month, and the new DNC chair will decide whether he or she wants to continue the 50 state policy.
Of course, there’s no better way to kill the program than to let the organizers go. With them will go all the experience, a lot of the contacts and most of the trust. And many of them won’t be available to be rehired.
I have no idea who made this decision, especially immediately after a year where the 50 state strategy seems to have payed off with wins in places Dems don’t ordinarily win.
It is worth noting, however, that the 50 state strategy’s biggest opponent, for years has been Rahm Emanuel. Rahm’s new job? Chief of Staff. Wonder if Obama’s ok with this?