I guess we won't be getting any lists of Obama volunteers - they are too valuable for Axelrod, Messina and Plouffe to sell to corporate America to advance their corporate, er, the President's agenda!
I guess now we know why a certain candidate for NCDP Chair has been pumping his intention to bring Messina, Plouffe, and Axlerod to "train" us how to activate our grassroots.
Funny thing is - the Democratic Party already teaches folks how to become leaders from the grassroots up. But we also allow these folks to think for themselves and then they get to contribute to the creation of the Party Platform. I have to question the goals and motivation of any corporate-funded non-profit to train "leaders". Aren't they just training people to become better-motivated "followers"?
So the question we have to ask ourselves as Democrats is: do we really want to become an adjunct of some corporate-funded non-profit pushing the President's agenda?