Democratic strategist Paul Begala climbed atop a table at a Charlotte, North Carolina, restaurant tonight and addressed President Barack Obama’s super-donors this way: “I don’t want you to give until it hurts. I want you to give until it feels good.”
In 1991, Zell Miller, then governor of Georgia and a Democrat, advised his colleague Bill Clinton of Arkansas that there were two guys he needed to run his likely presidential campaign: James Carville and Paul Begala.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has left Barack Obama’s re-election campaign to raise money for a super- political action committee backing the president and other Democrats, according to two people familiar with the decision.
President Barack Obama is using a battle over the stalled nomination of his candidate to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and extension of a payroll tax cut to campaign as a populist defender of the middle class.
President Barack Obama is hardening his stance in his first post-election confrontation with Republicans, declaring he will make no deal on the country’s fiscal future unless congressional leaders first accept tax-rate increases on top earners.