Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:54 AM
Vehl (1,915 posts)
Listen all y'all, this is sabotage?
"For whatever reasons, the conservative bloggers have latched onto Orca as the reason it all fell apart," Moffatt added. Those bloggers have suggested that developers with Democratic sympathies somehow acted as a fifth column within the Romney camp. Targeted Victory was singled out by some bloggers because a few of its developers worked for Al Gore in the past.
"Why do they have Al Gore's dev working on Romney's social media development?!" blogger Catherine Ann Fitzpatrick asked. "Truly, how can they expect dedication?" She also singled out another developer who is African-American and "who has a 96 percent chance of being an Obama voter… I will be accused of 'racism' for even flagging. But it's the truth."
Moffatt said that this kind of thinking puts too much faith in a single piece of software. "Anyone who knows campaigns knows this was all baked in before that day—there was no magic, Orca wasn't a silver bullet," he said. "But on the flip side, when you're on a campaign that has only six months of infrastructure time, sometimes you have to throw a Hail Mary. It's really hard to go up against someone who has four years of lead time.
On related news..notice how casually Race comes into play?
Oh and also Republicans suck when it comes to technology. Its no secret President Obama has the silicon valley firmly in his pocket.
PS: I love the top rated comment for that article
Well, they /would/ posit sabotage instead of admitting their people were incompetent, wouldn't they?
Reality denial is practically a sport with those folks.
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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:11 AM
Journeyman (11,822 posts)
2. What's with "Obama had 4 years lead time," while Romney only had six months?
Romney started running for the Presidency in 2006, when he made the choice to not stand for reelection as Governor of Massachusetts.
And hey, with all his money, he could have hired people he trusted to develop whatever software he needed. It's not like he had to settle for a Blue Light Special at K-Mart . . .