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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:48 PM

Is the Obama campaign giving away too much info?


I understand gloating. I understand the need for historical analysis. I understand that to some degree, the public has a right to know how our leaders get elected.

But is the Obama campaign releasing too much intel?


I for one was hoping that our get out the vote effort, our technological advantage, and our ability to obtain and use data would give us an advantage for elections to come. Instead, sometimes it seems like the Obama campaign is all too willing to let everyone, including the GOP, copy off their homework.

I want the field offices to stay in place for 2016. I don't want to share email strategies or marketing campaigns with Republicans. I want all of this to stay in the shadows, so our Democratic nominee, be it Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Duvall Patrick or whoever else, can use it 4 years from now.

Yet every time I turn on C-SPAN there is another Obama campaign strategist telling the world exactly how they kicked GOP butt!

Enough already!

Let the neanderthal, sexist, racists, homophobic, FOX news watching party figure it out for themselves.

There is no reason to voluntarily explain to people who believe the world is only 6,000 years old how the internet works.

There is no reason to talk about how the census workers were not plotting to take your gun but where really just counting everyone, so that those of us who can read would know the Country isn't 99% white.

Why tell them that yes.... really, FOX news and Rasmussen REALLY DO slant their polls.

LET THEM FIGURE IT OUT FOR THEMSELVES!

Here is a link to buzzfeed. It talks in detail about a conference where the Obama campaign held sessions with note taking GOP strategists, over how the Obama campaign whipped their a** so badly.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/republicans-go-to-obama-school


Am I alone in wishing the Obama campaign would just shut up!


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aaaaaa5a Dec 2012 OP
Pryderi Dec 2012 #1
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #2
bluestateguy Dec 2012 #3
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #4
aaaaaa5a Dec 2012 #5
pnwmom Dec 2012 #6
undeterred Dec 2012 #7

Response to aaaaaa5a (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:56 PM

1. They'll refuse to hear it anyway. nt

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:56 PM

2. Probably not,

But I suspect they are happy to give away a certain amount of information as they are already working on the next generation.

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:03 PM

3. There will be new technology, new innovations and new methods by 2016 anyway

And of course, new candidates. The Democrat who gets the nomination will have to build his or her own organization: OFA will not do it for them.

For example, in 2004, youtube did not exist, but it was huge in 2008. In 2008 Facebook existed, but it was limited and still very much the province of the college kids; obviously that changed in 2012.

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:13 PM

4. "But is the Obama campaign releasing too much intel?"

Because 4, or even 2 years from now, the Intel will be different. The winner will be the side that makes the best use of new information.

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:22 PM

5. I hope you guys are right! nt

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:25 PM

6. I've been thinking the same thing. They've been giving away their trade secrets.

I know the world will be different 4 years from now, but still . . . .

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:31 PM

7. Tell them to stop treating women like second class citizens if they want more women

to vote for them- don't keep it a secret!

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