Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Ground Game

I have been impressed by the Obama "ground game" since they were everywhere the night of the 2008 Iowa Caucuses.  But you always wonder if their effectiveness is overstated in a general election.  You wonder, but they are.

Here's an excerpt from a discussion with an Obama campaign manager:

In describing the ground game, the official told of a conversation he had with a top field director on Monday. The GOP had tweeted that they had knocked on 75,000 doors in Ohio the day prior. Not to worry, the [Obama] director said, 'we knocked on 376,000.'

"Then the president came in, and this aide said, 'Tell him the door thing.' So he did. And the president responded, 'That's my team.'"


StonyPillow said...

The ground game. Orca. Unskewed polls. All technical excuses. Woulda, coulda, shoulda.

They really lost because they suck, and their ideas suck.

Rule or ruin sucks.
The Ryan budget sucks.
Self-deportation sucks.
Legitimate rape sucks.
Calling 47% of Americans moochers sucks.

Metric tons of cold, hard cash kept it close. But they doomed themselves with what they said and what they did.

My fervent hope is that they don't change one single bit of suck for the next four election cycles. Crushing them for a decade will start to make up for the last 18 years. And by that time, we will have gotten a good start on fixing the ruin part.

pansypoo said...

BUTBUTBUT why did obama CRY??????

Anonymous said...

"Not to worry, the [Obama] director said, 'we knocked on 376,000.'"

Not bad for a "community organizer", eh?

Anonymous said...

They even knocked on my door, and I'm in the reddest of red state Loosiana, Baton Rouge...and then they asked about my erstwhile neighbor, who was a very nice old lady, probably registered Democratic...and probably passed on...anyway, if they can take time down here (and Obama, lost the state but won the parish) then...hell yeah.