'Body Man' Reggie Love to Obama's Rescue

Reggie Love is working on President Obama's re-election campaign.

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Reggie Love and President Obama (Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

U.S. News & World Report is reporting that President Barack Obama's former personal assistant Reggie Love is back at the White House.

Well, so to speak. He is working on the president's re-election campaign.

President Obama's former shadow, so-called body man Reggie Love, now has a new job in the spotlight: promoting his former boss's re-election campaign.

What's more, he's telling secrets. As in urging supporters to hurry up and enter the $3 raffle for a campaign dinner with Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. He calls the event a rare and special moment that any presidential fan should jump at a chance at.

"You should know this practically never happens," he writes in a campaign E-mail we just received. "While Barack wants to do these dinners throughout his campaign, I know that dinner with Barack and Michelle is something that usually only happens with the girls, and no one else. The fact that this dinner is with the two of them should tell you how much it matters to them to know that you have their backs out there."

Love speaks from experience. Even more than Michelle Obama, it has been Love who has spent the most time with the president. That's because Love was known as the "body man," the aide who works with, plays with, and sticks like glue to the president, ready to handle any task or request.

This is a good move. The election year is shaping up to be a tough one, and the president will need a complement of strong allies.  

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