The largest liberal “super PAC” in the country has begun raising money to elect Hillary Rodham Clinton president, formally aligning itself with her undeclared presidential ambitions more than two years away from the election.The most important of these appointments is that of Jim Messina, campaign manager for the president's re-election bid in 2012, as co-chair (along with former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm) of the transformed Priorities USA. Messina is the current chair of Organizing for Action, which marshals and coordinates support for the Obama Administration's policies, and will remain in that position as well going forward.
The group, Priorities USA Action, which played a pivotal role in helping re-elect President Obama, also named new directors to steer the organization, appointments that will both cement the group’s pro-Clinton tilt and thrust veterans of Mr. Obama’s political and fund-raising operation into the center of the post-Obama Democratic Party.
The NYT article opines that Messina's move "can only fuel perceptions that Mrs. Clinton’s potential candidacy has the tacit endorsement of Mr. Obama himself." No one says that Messina coordinated the move with the president, or even ran it by him beforehand, so we're talking about speculation at this point.
Nevertheless, this move is one more building block in the creation of a perception that Hillary Clinton is the inevitable Democratic nominee, and that she has the support of the powers that be in the Democratic Party. Being the "inevitable nominee" didn't work out so well for her in 2008, but this time, who knows?