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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:16 AM

'Tell him the door thing'

The power of this operation stunned Mr Romney's aides on election night, as they saw voters they never even knew existed turn out in places like Osceola County, Fla. 'It's one thing to say you are going to do it; it's another thing to actually get out there and do it,' said Brian Jones, a senior adviser."


Here's an excerpt from a discussion with an Obama campaign manager:

In describing the ground game, the official told of a conversation he had with a top field director on Monday. The GOP had tweeted that they had knocked on 75,000 doors in Ohio the day prior. Not to worry, the Obama director said, 'we knocked on 376,000.'

"Then the president came in, and this aide said, 'Tell him the door thing.' So he did. And the president responded, 'That's my team.'"


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-news-blog/2012/nov/10/us-elections-2012-obama-romney

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kpete Nov 2012 OP
young but wise Nov 2012 #1
pangaia Nov 2012 #2
Omaha Steve Nov 2012 #3
Patiod Nov 2012 #6
TomClash Nov 2012 #7
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #4
ffr Nov 2012 #9
geckosfeet Nov 2012 #12
heaven05 Nov 2012 #13
sonibeth Nov 2012 #14
butterfly77 Nov 2012 #15
Wounded Bear Nov 2012 #18
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #20
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #21
BainsBane Nov 2012 #5
ReRe Nov 2012 #10
Wounded Bear Nov 2012 #19
ReRe Nov 2012 #23
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #17
ffr Nov 2012 #8
Aldo Leopold Nov 2012 #11
heaven05 Nov 2012 #16
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #22

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:45 AM

1. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:23 AM

2. Yeeeehaaaaaww !

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:41 AM

3. A large portion of the door knockers were UNION MEMBERS!!!


K&R!!!



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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:56 AM

6. The Union Halls are important centers of activity

In my county, two of the big Obama headquarters were at Union Halls.

On my way out of canvassing, I noticed a big poster on the union's bulletin board: it said "Romney has promised four specific things he will do on Day One. Two of them are anti-union" And then it listed two specific anti-union things he had promised to do, such as repealing Davis-Bacon.

Thank God Romney won't have that opportunity

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:58 AM

7. That's why they want to kill unions

Like Billy Bragg said, "There is power in a union."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:44 AM

4. I'm sorry I keep reposting this:

 



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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:03 PM

9. LMAO

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:33 PM

12. Don't be sorry. Make it part of your sig line. It's super.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:35 PM

13. please

keep posting ad infinitum!!!!

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:35 PM

14. tee hee!

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:37 PM

15. Lol!

I want this pic!

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Response to butterfly77 (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:18 PM

18. It's only a right click away...

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:20 PM

20. The revenge of the big yellow bird

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:48 PM

21. Big Bird doesn't cuss. He's a child's character. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:47 AM

5. Do they still think being a community organizer is a joke?

The thing about community organizers is they can organize. You're the punch line Repugs.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:24 PM

10. Honey.....

...they don't know the definition of the term. And besides, if they did, they couldn't do it.
They don't know what real work is, OR, they are allergic to it. Most of them, the upper 1% or the majority of their base, have no idea what really hard work is. I've done a little community organizing in my time in areas they call their base, and guess who did most of the work? Only a few of us. Yeah...the majority of them wanted to be on the committee, yessireee. I've never heard so many excuses in all my life. They just couldn't seem to grasp the big picture, or wouldn't. I guarantee you the 1% knows what an effective community organizer is. That's why they hate PO so much. Yeah, you are right...they are the joke in this equation. They have just proven it!

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Response to ReRe (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:20 PM

19. They think they can just pay someone to do it....

But, of course, a paid shill does not have the passion and committment of a horde of voluteers.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:55 PM

23. Absolutely!

kick

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:15 PM

17. This is how you get the ERA passed too.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:02 PM

8. Almost entirely made up of volunteers.

The GOP will never have that same compassion for their candidate as Dems do, simply because there is no money in it for them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:32 PM

11. "That's my team" indeed,

and proud to be part of it, Mr. President!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:39 PM

16. And

just think, if the over 250000 dollar a year income crowd get's a tax increase, mittshit will have to pay!!!!!! I love thinking about that. And how about an investigation into those hidden accounts and tax returns? Soon!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:51 PM

22. Not only that. The Obama team never left Ohio after 2008. They maintained a presence

there the entire time, so they were fired up and ready to go for 2012 years before the Romney team.

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