David Plouffe became famous for managing Barack Obama's White House campaign with precision. But during an interview on Saturday at The Washington Post, he had a little more trouble managing his 4-year old son's artwork as he talked about an Obama presidency and his new role on the eve of the inauguration.
Plouffe, 41, who walks through Washington virtually unrecognized despite his accomplishments in the campaign, described the presidential race as a "two-year war." Unlike many of his compatriots on the campaign, he will not take on a formal role in the White House, choosing instead to spend more time with his family.
But he revealed that he will oversee Obama's sprawling grass-roots political operation, which boasts 13 million e-mail addresses, 4 million cellphone contacts and 2 million active volunteers.