Organizing for Action

Rachel Maddow did a segment recently on Obama's campaign organization remaking itself into an ongoing movement, Organizing for Action. She said it was the first time a winning Presidential candidate's campaign organization tried this. As a former Deaniac, I have to point out that while that is technically true, it certainly has its precedents. The most obvious is the transition of Dean for America into Democracy for America. A great, ahead of its time campaign morphed immediately into a powerful progressive movement.