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The Obama Campaign's Real Heroes [View all]

Great Insight into the incredible campaign machine



By Tim Dickinson
December 7, 2012 1:45 PM ET


Now that the dust has settled and the vote totals are nearly certified, it's clear that the 2012 presidential election was never a squeaker. It was a landslide. Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney by more than 4.6 million votes nationwide, driving the Republican down to a karmic 47 percent of the popular vote.

Obama didn't win on merit alone. His high-tech, data-driven, socially-networked campaign was one for the history books, turning out key demographic blocks in astonishing numbers. Consider that in Ohio, the president's team drove the African-American share of the electorate to up to 15 percent, versus 11 percent in 2008. That's more than 200,000 new votes for the president in a state decided by a margin of 165,000. In other words: That was the ballgame.

President Obama owes his second term to a masterful campaign team few of whom are household names. Here are ten heroes of the Obama 2012 team:


http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-obama-campaigns-real-heroes-20121126

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