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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:27 PM

Insider account of Romney's get-out-the-vote disaster

Sorry if someone else has already posted this, but I thought it was fascinating stuff. Shows how disorganized the Romney campaign was:

http://www.businessinsider.com/romney-project-orca-disaster-2012-11

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GermanDem Nov 2012 OP
RandySF Nov 2012 #1
geek tragedy Nov 2012 #2
Popcorn 51 Nov 2012 #3
exboyfil Nov 2012 #4
tblue Nov 2012 #5
GermanDem Nov 2012 #7
GermanDem Nov 2012 #6
jalAbi Nov 2012 #8
Jay1972 Nov 2012 #9

Response to GermanDem (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:29 PM

1. I seem to recall a DU post about ORCA crashing on Election Day. :)

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Response to GermanDem (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:31 PM

3. poor babies

They got no love from the Romney campaign.

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Response to GermanDem (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:32 PM

4. I wonder if Romney will be pleased to know

that his name will be associated forever with a future Harvard Business Review case on how not to implement IT in your organization.

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Response to GermanDem (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:41 PM

5. HOLY COW! Epic fail! Everybody, read this!

I don't believe it cost them the election. Romney was a horrible candidate and the only thing going for him was being white. But this fuckup sure didn't help.

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Response to tblue (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:45 PM

7. I agree, this did not cost him the election.

But it could have been much closer, if they had had their act together! What an epic fail!

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Response to GermanDem (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:42 PM

6. Thanks guys!

I just thought it was too cool that the guy who was for small government managed everything centrally from his headquarters in Boston, and failed miserably at it! I can't tell you how glad I am he didn't get elected! What would he have done to this country? It would have been horrible.

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Response to GermanDem (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:55 PM

8. My husband and I had volunteered to be strikers at our polling station, too

and unlike this story, the Obama campaign gave us the list of registered democrats that we'd be using on the previous day. None only that, someone from their office came to our house late on Nov 5 and gave us the poll watchers' certificates that we would need to enter the polling location!

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Response to GermanDem (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:14 PM

9. My experience with an Orca Poll Watcher

I was a poll worker in FL and had a Republican poll watcher from Orca. She just stood around all day (she didn't bring a chair but there were plenty available), occasionally looked at the registers, and checked some names off the list. She couldn't approach the table while there were voters present so she really didn't have much time to examine the registers as it was very busy all day. She did, however have her credentials and was pre-registered to be at the site. Incidentally, we had 2 Republican poll watchers and no Democratic poll watchers.

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