Marc Ambinder, not an Obama partisan, reports that there are 100,000 active Obama volunteers in Florida alone. I’d find that impossible to believe, rather than merely astounding, if I hadn’t read Zack Exley’s account of the brilliant architecture of the Obama organization. (Exley doesn’t say so, but Obama seems to have figured out how to combine Booz, Allen with an equal-parts mixture of Saul Alinsky and Bill W.)
One hundred thousand active volunteers. Roll that number around in your mind. That’s not a campaign; that’s an army. By Election Day, Obama will have more troops in Florida than we have in Iraq.
It occurs to me that what seems to be the futile and semi-insane fury of the Republicans against Obama reflects a well-grounded fear of how much power he might actually wield as President.