James Carville is ready to help the group promoting a Hillary Clinton presidential run in 2016.
Carville is said to not be officially joining the The Ready for Hillary Political Action Committee, devoted to pushing the former Secretary of State into the race,. But the commmittee sent out this e-mail Thursday morning from Carville, a key architect of President Bill Clinton's 1992 electoral victory:
There hasn't been a presidential election in my lifetime when Democrats have been as united behind a potential candidate as we are today. The enthusiasm and hunger for a Hillary Clinton Presidency is unlike anything I've ever seen.
So I’m not going to waste my time writing you about how great Hillary is or how formidable she’d be – you know it all already.
But it isn't worth squat to have the fastest car at the racetrack if there ain't any gas in the tank -- and that's why the work that Ready for Hillary PAC is doing is absolutely critical. We need to convert the hunger that's out there for Hillary's candidacy into a real grassroots organization.
Hillary had to give up all political organizing activities when she became Secretary of State. That means it’s up to us to build this thing from the ground up.
The fact of the matter is that political campaigns have changed. The Obama campaign connected with people in ways that have never been done before in American politics – and one of the things that made it possible was that they never stopped organizing after 2008.
Over four full years, they amassed an unbelievable grassroots network – and used tools like Facebook to mine data and make sure that if they had an undecided voter in the Marine Corps, there’d be a retired sergeant on the phone asking for his vote.
We owe it to Hillary to start putting the building blocks of her campaign together now. The modern political campaign demands it.
Thanks so much for your support,