Meanwhile, politico.com's Ben Smith quoted a Plouffe associate as saying that the "key, unpaid adviser to Obama for America" would be "speaking to university students 'about the 2008 election and the power of grassroots people to make change -- focusing on the role of younger voters. He'll be focusing on the power of democracy and what it means to people around the world.'"
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