President Barack Obama zipped around his hometown Friday — hitting a string of fundraisers, visiting friends and checking his long-unoccupied house. But he did not stop by his campaign headquarters.
He doesn’t have to.
As he juggles foreign visitors, ceremonial duties and the usual tasks of sitting in the Oval Office, Obama remains in close contact with his re-election effort.
He spends many Sunday nights huddled with a small circle of advisers at the White House, going over strategy, ads and polling. He keeps abreast of political news on his iPad. And when he’s on the road, the president gets updates on Air Force One, in limousines, hotel rooms and backstage at events.