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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:06 PM

Oh the irony: “If you’re in the con game and you don’t know who the mark is … you’re the mark.”

Believe it or not, an article on Resdstate.com worth reading, about how Romney was essentially a victim of the kind of resource-stripping Mitt used to build his own fortune.

His campaign's "Operation Orca", their unprecedentedly-awesome turnout app was a monumental disaster.

So what caused the breakdown and why didn’t it get fixed in time? Well according to sources who worked closely with the program, the blame is at the feet of consultants.

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They say that the truth is the consultants essentially used the Romney campaign as a money making scheme, forcing employees to spin false data as truth in order to paint a rosy picture of a successful campaign as a form of job security.

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“The brain trust of the Romney campaign was so arrogant that they refused to change strategy. It was clear in June were SOL,” said one email.

Another source that closely studied the Obama campaigns GOTV efforts as compared to ORCA said bluntly that “the Obama training manuals made ORCA look like a drunken monkey slapped together a powerpoint” adding that we must duplicate and improve what they accomplished to have any hope for the 2014 & 2016 ground game.


Well worth the read. It's schadenfreudelicious!

http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/09/campaign-sources-the-romney-campaign-was-a-consultant-con-job/

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Reply Oh the irony: “If you’re in the con game and you don’t know who the mark is … you’re the mark.” (Original post)
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Response to bleever (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:09 PM

1. Wouldn't the whole idea of this

is because your honest? So, just doing the same thing as Obama, etc., be that you tell the truth.

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:12 PM

3. Mitt seriously does not know what honesty is.

He's an historic example of someone who wants to be what other people want him to be, because he doesn't know how to be true to his own self.

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Response to bleever (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:10 PM

2. music to my ears. the king of con got conned. n/t

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Response to bleever (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:24 PM

4. Read the comment by "registeredjustforthiscomment" and the one just prior to it. n/t

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Response to bleever (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:46 PM

5. I'm skeptical of anything from redstate...

but based on a few articles I read, ORCA only failed to perform it's election day function. I've not read anything, other than this redtstae article, reporting had any other function than to help GOTV on election day.

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Response to bleever (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:41 PM

6. .

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