Teddy Goff Explains How the Mechanics of President Obama’s Digital Democracy Was Organized

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Click Here to see video on the Daily Motion site Please! It features Teddy Goff au Personal Democracy Forum France… by LaNetscouade


The innovation and power of the Obama 2008 and 2012 Presidential election teams have not shared their grassroots “know-how” at large with needy or elite community advocates to improve initiatives, referendums or the voting and funding of politicians beyond the events of electing Barack Obama the president. This video in Paris is a rare opportunity to hear and to understand strategies and management objectives of the technocrats who have changed the way democracy is determined in the digital age. America still needs the grassroots know how of President Obama’s model infrastructure and his high-level ‘technologically gifted community organizers’ must passionately and effectively teach and support community-organizing, public advocacy and candidate development (including funding of all the above) as reciprocity/equity for what has been earned by the communities that backed his two-term elections.

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