According to the Washington Post, the Obama campaign has reassigned the honorary chairman of Barack Obama's reelection camapaign, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to assist with the fundraising efforts at Democraticly-aligned super PAC Priorities USA. This move comes in the aftermath of an annoucement by the Romney campaign that the Mittster raised a staggering $100 million during the month of August. That marked the fourth consecutive month that the GOP candidate has outraised the incumbant president, a troubling sign in a race that the RCP national poll average now has Gov. Romney and President Obama deadlocked at 46.8%.
Emanuel is well-regarded within political circles as a legendary fundrasier. Despite Rahm's fundraising prowess one has to wonder if Democrats waited too long to make this move. As the Washington Post notes,
A recent book by Politico reporter Glenn Thrush reported that Emanuel had pushed Democrats to set up a super PAC to compete with the GOP. His initial efforts were rebuffed, however, by Democrats who preferred to hold the “high ground” of campaigning for president without relying on mega-donors.
With the "high ground" now abandon Rahm will have the campaigns blessing to solicit the Democratic billionaires who have so far remained largely on the sideliens as the Romney camp has continued to widen its cash advantage.