Having given a small amount of money ($25) to Barack Obama during the Democratic primaries (obliterate Hitlery!), I'm on the Obama e-mail list. This morning I got an intriguing e-mail.
It was an e-mail with a link to a four page survey. It appears that the Obama campaign is looking to morph into a permanent political organization. It would not only support Administration policies, but field state and local candidates.
How would the new organization interact with the existing Democratic Party structure?
The only campaign in memory I can remember doing anything like this was Pat Robertson's failed 1988 Presidential campaign, which became the Christian Coalition.