Barack Obama is not going to go quietly into the night.
He’s revamping his political organization for the age of Trump.
And it could amount to the biggest sneak attack ever launched at a new administration.
Organizing for Action is a 501(c4) that grew out of Obama’s campaign for President.
It was set up to mobilize grassroots Democrats to support Obama’s political agenda.
With Obama now leaving the White House, its mission is being repurposed.
The group will now focus on candidate recruitment and activist training.
Politico reports:
“Already, former aides are revamping Organizing for Action, the group formed out of his old campaign structure. No longer about backing up Obama’s agenda in the White House, it will be a nexus for training activists and candidate recruitment, reshaped both by Trump’s win and some of the factors that contributed to Hillary Clinton’s loss.
Though OFA has been mostly quiet over the last two months and made no formal announcements, its Chicago headquarters has been filling up with new hires, including several old campaign aides, who are planning to focus on the mechanics of campaigns, from running Obama-style persuasion programs, integrating data and running paid canvassing operations. Though the first goal is designing the program for what they’ll aim to make hundreds of workshops nationwide, there’s already talk moving toward endorsing candidates.”