WASHINGTON--Obama campaign manager David Plouffe--the general of Obama's "persuasion army" is explaining that the McCain team has made a mistake for which there may be no recovery.
"We don’t think he used that period from March 4 to June 3 very effectively," said Plouffe, pleased to take the in-kind donation from the rival camp.
Presumptive GOP nominee Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) locked up him nomination by March, while rival Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) fought it out with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) through June. Meanwhile, McCain did not use his time well in defining who he is.
Plouffe said with so many states in play, he is "simply not going to wake up on Nov. 4 worried about one state."