Campaign Nitty Gritty

Organizing a "horizontal" campaign is no day at the beach, as Patrick de Temple explains in this clip describing Obama '08 efforts in California. Ignore the obligatory jargon -- "data coordinators ... distributed network . . . peer-to-peer" -- and it's a solid explanation of community organizing tactics.

Sound Bite: "Way up near the Oregon border, I'm not exactly sure what is happening."