AP reports that Britain’s governing Conservatives have hired Jim Messina, President Barack Obama’s former campaign manager, to advise them ahead of the 2015 general election.
Messina was Obama’s national chief of staff for the 2008 presidential campaign and the president’s campaign manager in 2012. His organizational flair and social media strategy have been credited for helping secure Obama’s re-election.
Messina is now chairman of a nonprofit called Organizing for Action and head of consulting firm The Messina Group. And you can bet the farm that his Organizing for Action wasn’t held back from charitable status by the IRS......."
The palsmanship between Cameron and Obama portrayed in photo-ops runs deep. Cameron hired Obama adviser Anita Dunne, who named Mao Zedong and Mother Teresa as two of her “favorite political philosophers” to help him prepare for televised debates during the 2010 election. Low information voters in Britain should have been asking if that was David Cameron or Mao talking up on the stage......."