Sean Quinn at fivethirtyeight.com gives us a peek at the operations of the Obama organization/movement in Northern Virginia. I heard very similar things this morning from someone volutneering full time in Los Angeles.
The question of what happens to this huge piece of social capital after November 4 may be of historic importance. In California, for example, where the political system is broken and the Democratic Party is as broken as any other part of it, the Obamanistas could provide a way out of the wilderness, both in finding candidates (not, for example, Jerry Brown) and in using the initiative process.
Commodore Vanderbilt is supposed to have said the the Episcopal Bishop of New York, “If the staff of the Diocese had half the talent of the people I have working for me at the New York Central, the Kingdom of God would be a hell of a lot closer.” Just so.