What’s this guy been smoking lately?

“I’m not going to let him win … so that he can take credit when the economy turns around,” Obama said, according to an aide.

Many on his team now regret not dispatching an aide of Plouffe’s stature to the cause in 2011, someone better equipped to go toe-to-toe with the likes of Karl Rove. People around Obama originally floated the idea of tapping Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker to run the effort, but Obama personally waved off aides who pestered him about it.

via Obama campaign roiled by conflict.