(Tommy is the guy pictured on the left.)Vietor and Jon Lovett have been sharing a flat this past year, or were last I checked in, and that means Vietor will probably need a new roomie unless President Obama is giving his National Security Spokesman a raise -- and given the debt ceiling fiasco, I somehow doubt that.Congratulations Jon Lovett -- though I just can't imagine Barack Obama being funny without you.
The American election strategy is ultimately a war of convincing words.
Promises, praises, and pontifications are what voters get up until November and then after the ballot box, things start to get more concrete.
Jon Favreau was one of the architects of this kind of progressive, positive rhetoric.
At the age of 26, he became the chief speechwriter for Obama’s 2008 campaign and was brought on as an official White House staff member after the victory in 2009, where he remained with the title Director of Speechwriting until 2013.
Obama and Favreau grew close, and Obama referred to him as his "mind reader".
He went on the campaign trail with Obama during his successful presidential election campaign.While last week’s words at the RNC were laced with ruminations on the disastrous state of the union, this week’s DNC seems ripe with praise and promise.Michelle Obama scored big with her convention speech by lifting the spirits of a divided party and empowering the country to embrace the progress made not only by electing the first black president—twice—but also by nominating the first woman to run for the office of Commander in Chief.In 2005, Obama's communications director Robert Gibbs recommended Favreau to Obama as a speechwriter.Favreau was hired as Obama's speechwriter shortly after Obama's election to the United States Senate.Will still give it a try -- and maybe a ticket back from LA?