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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:58 PM

The Obama Campaign Turned Out Voters Republicans Didn't Know Existed

The Obama Campaign Turned Out Voters Republicans Didn't Know Existed

by Grace Wyler at Business Insider

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-obama-won-2012-11

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In Chicago, the campaign recruited a team of behavioral scientists to build an extraordinarily sophisticated database packed with names of millions of undecided voters and potential supporters. The ever-expanding list let the campaign find and register new voters who fit the demographic pattern of Obama backers and methodically track their views through thousands of telephone calls every night.

That allowed the Obama campaign not only to alter the very nature of the electorate, making it younger and less white, but also to create a portrait of shifting voter allegiances. The power of this operation stunned Mr. Romneys aides on election night, as they saw voters they never even knew existed turn out in places like Osceola County, Fla. Its one thing to say you are going to do it; its another thing to actually get out there and do it, said Brian Jones, a senior adviser.

In the end, the result was an electorate that was far less white, and far younger, than Republicans had ever anticipated.

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applegrove Nov 2012 OP
Phx_Dem Nov 2012 #1
MuttLikeMe Nov 2012 #4
JackN415 Nov 2012 #2
Cha Nov 2012 #3
Historic NY Nov 2012 #5

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:17 PM

1. Plouffe and Messina are geniuses. Truly.

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Response to Phx_Dem (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:35 PM

4. Yes they are

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:27 PM

2. This is what state-of-the-art demographic analytics is about...

 

Obama campaign is the most scientific astute and technologically advanced logistic operation. There are far more brilliant technocrats working for Obama than for Republican. Brilliant computer scientists who would rather work for them free than for Repub with $. Just look at the list of Nobel laureates endorsing Obama.

It is only apt to be this way. The Democratic party embraces progress and enlightenment, inherent essence of liberalism. The Repub? we all know they stand for impeding progress, ignorance and darkness.

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:31 PM

3. I love it! Big Ol Melting Pot America

Its one thing to say you are going to do it; its another thing to actually get out there and do it, said Brian Jones, a senior adviser."

thanks applegrove WE WON!

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:35 PM

5. Republicans losing angry white males...Democrats gaining hundreds of thousands...

of new young fresh voters of all colors, races, creeds and sex. The Republican Party will die.

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