It's very smart politically on a lot of levels. First, it's a demonstration that he's keeping his promise to govern in a bipartisan way. Second, the fact is, every time you open up a seat in the House or Senate that an incumbent Republican holds, you give your party an opportunity to win one back. And some of those seats may come our wayObama's GOP picks seen as strategic plan Jun 03, 2009
I think there is going to be tremendous reluctance on our side to yield any of that advantageCampaign financing debate reopened Nov 03, 2008
If a perception develops that somehow this decision has been made not by voters participating in primaries or caucuses, but by politicians in some mythical back room, I think that the public could react strongly against thatSuper delegates may decide Dem. nominee Feb 14, 2008
The results of the 2006 election will be the final verdict of (Rove's) standing with the president and his partyRove trying to reunite Republicans Jun 17, 2006
If we see an opening, we want to be able to take itKerry drops TV ads in seven states Sep 20, 2004
Tad Devine is an American political consultant.
His career in presidential politics began in 1980 when he was a delegate counter for Jimmy Carter. He was chief political consultant on Al Gore's 2000 United States presidential campaign. He worked for John Kerry in 2004, and has managed several campaigns abroad. He has consulted successful politicians on elections in Israel, Ireland, Bolivia, and other nations.
Devine was born in 1955, in Providence, Rhode Island, where he later attended the La Salle Academy High School. He was an Interscholastic All-Star in basketball, and developed an interest in American History and Politics. He graduated from Brown University and Suffolk University School of Law.