Obama's 2008 Campaign Manager The President 'Does Not Overreact to Political Fury'

David Plouffe was the man behind the scenes of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE he explained why governing is more difficult than campaigning -- and dubbed Obama's rousing campaign speech in Berlin an "audacious gamble."
The good old days: Barack Obama addressing euphoric crowds in Berlin during his presidential campaign.

The good old days: Barack Obama addressing euphoric crowds in Berlin during his presidential campaign.

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The interview was conducted by Gregor Peter Schmitz in Washington, D.C.