Talk:David Plouffe

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I had the opportunity to meet and talk to David Plouffe in Chicago, and I asked him where he got his education... and he said he went to high school at St. Marks High School in Delaware and graduated from the University of Delaware. Unfortunately, there is no alumni list that I've been able to uncover from internet search engines to cite the source. Anyone know what we should do? Second, I got a photo with Plouffe, though it's not the most fantastic picture of the guy... should we add it? I don't quite know how to do that kind of thing. Last, this article seriously needs to be cleaned up. It's basically copied and pasted from a AKP & Associates profile on the guy. --Pruiz 09:28, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Why is this article in reverse chronological order? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:39, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Hi... I did a fair amount of work on this; see if it reads better. There was wacky stuff, like having the hobbies in the middle, and continuing to mix up the chronology. Also, I moved the Obama Senate Campaign to the summary - since it is not part of the Presidential campaign. Anyway, see what you think... Gacggt (talk) 19:14, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Oh... also... do people agree that the lede should be changed to: "David Plouffe is the campaign manager for Barack Obama's 2008 campaign to become President of the United States." That seems a lot stronger than the current lede, which seems oddly to focus on Plouffe being a Democratic consultant. Why would that be more important than Campaign Manager? 19:21, 24 May 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gacggt (talkcontribs)

I changed it. Haberstr (talk) 22:00, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

One last note; usually Wikipedia likes IMAGES in "Biographies". Would there be a problem to using this one:  ? Gacggt (talk) 19:31, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Where is the photo from? I used part of it and uploaded. Maybe you can help us make a stronger fair use justification for using it.Haberstr (talk) 21:59, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

I fixed things up, adding the education info and further info from the new Chicago trib bio. I eliminated the criticism of Clinton. I've never uploaded an image before but uploaded the gacggt image on a fair use basis. I apologize in advance if that is impermissible. Haberstr (talk) 21:56, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

HIS AGE: The 6/8/08 Chicago Tribune reports he is 41, but no birth date. Anyone know when he was born? Haberstr (talk) 22:01, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

"Personal Life"[edit]

That section is very POV —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:54, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

University education[edit]

The article needs to tell what discipline (e.g., political science, journalism) his undergraduate degree is in. Time Magazine 31 May 2011 issue said "(he) is an engineer", but I suspect it was a metaphor for one who quantifies and analyzes data, etc., rather than meaning he truly earned an engineering degree. Casey (talk) 11:58, 22 May 2011 (UTC)


Hi there, I've just discovered, that there are citations for the birthdate available. In August 2008 Astanhope inserted "circa 1967" for the first time. Later Zzedar changed it to "1967" and referenced [ bloomberg and nationaljournal (which is offline, use [http :// /focus/news/1994667/posts]). Both sources only mention his current age: national journal 40 at March 31, 2008, bloomberg 41 at June 16, 2008. This leads to the conclusion that May 27 may be possible, but still there is no source for this date. Any ideas? --Flominator (talk) 14:17, 23 December 2011 (UTC)