That's the current explanation for bringing in  Valerie Jarrett earlier than anticipated, Marc reports. My nagging worry about Obama is management capability. If we've learned anything from the debacle of the last six years, it's that managing the government and getting it to do even the most basic tasks competently should not be under-estimated as a task. Romney seems to me to be the best qualified on this count, but Clinton's campaign is reassurance that she can handle management as well (certainly better than her husband). I worry about Obama. The campaign does not appear to me to be the best-run out there; actual political reporters I've asked echo the complaint.  The good news is: Obama seems to have noticed and is doing something about it. We'll see if he makes some progress.

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