20 episodes

David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s campaign manager, digs into what the candidates are trying to accomplish in their messaging, why they are making the campaign stops they are, whether they can recover from crisis…and what is their pathway to the Democratic Nomination….then from there, the road to the White House. Plouffe’s guests are the campaign managers, the state directors, the field organizers on the ground - they don’t have opinions about what is happening, they know what is happening.

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David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s campaign manager, digs into what the candidates are trying to accomplish in their messaging, why they are making the campaign stops they are, whether they can recover from crisis…and what is their pathway to the Democratic Nomination….then from there, the road to the White House. Plouffe’s guests are the campaign managers, the state directors, the field organizers on the ground - they don’t have opinions about what is happening, they know what is happening.

    John Kerry’s warnings

    John Kerry’s warnings

    Secretary John Kerry, a former Iowa caucus winner, talks the end game in Iowa, from a nominee who has been there, the challenges of beating an incumbent President and why the stakes are so high in this election, starting with climate.

    • 50 min
    Iowa draws closer and a check in with the #yanggang

    Iowa draws closer and a check in with the #yanggang

    David breaks down the race with two and a half weeks until Iowa. Then, Zach Graumann, Campaign Manager at Yang2020 joins to talk about the #YangGang, Andrew Yang’s path to the White House and the importance of having fun.

    • 54 min
    Dividing our country and uniting Iran

    Dividing our country and uniting Iran

    How might the campaign affect President Trump’s decision making regarding Iran? Would Trump want more troops on the ground, or would he decide that is bad for his campaign? How might Iran use Trump’s predicted behavior to inform their own strategy?

    David is joined by Samantha Power, the Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership at Harvard University, for an insightful conversation on how the Iran situation might play out…and why. Power previously served on the National Security Council as Special Assistant to President Obama.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Watch their feet and watch their wallets

    Watch their feet and watch their wallets

    Jonathan Martin, national political correspondent for The New York Times, on how the Times plans to cover the race, and where to keep our eyes as the campaign enters January.

    • 51 min
    We don’t want another Meadowlands disaster!

    We don’t want another Meadowlands disaster!

    A lot of little details have to be covered while the candidates are out on the road. Alyssa Mastromonaco shares fun stories from her time as then-Senator Obama’s Director of Scheduling during the 2008 campaign, a preview of what the candidates are in for as we head into January, and that one event that didn’t go so well.

    Alyssa later served as President Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff from 2011-2014 and is currently a co-host of Crooked Media’s Hysteria podcast.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Someone who can beat Donald Trump

    Someone who can beat Donald Trump

    Justin Buoen, Campaign Manager at Amy for America joins David for a look inside the Klobuchar campaign, and the upcoming challenges of campaigning during an impeachment trial.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

maestra_morales ,

I’m moving to Iowa

Campaign HQ makes me want to pack up my bags and leave my career as a public school educator to work for any of these viable democratic candidates.

Plouffe provides great insight and information in a way that any basic human can understand.

With that said, I want to warn you that it’s like listening to two Plouffe’s. There’s Intro Plouffe and then there’s animated, interview Plouffe. They’re the same person. I swear.

lost docs ,

Uhhh

Quit saying “uh” as often as you do please.

QueenRipley ,

Yang

I dropped your score this time and didn’t listen just for having a yang rep on don’t waste time he has no chance of bro g the nominee

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