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Anyone else not get Romney gear delivered off his site?
self | 11/16/2012 | self

Posted on 11/16/2012 2:50:57 PM PST by GlockThe Vote

A caller into Hannity today said he ordered a bunch of things off of Mitt Romney.com before the election and did not get everything he ordered and then only got a bumper sticker the week before the election.

Funny thing is that this happened to me too. I ordered 4 bumper stickers and 2 yard signs.

The yard signs were not cheap, I think $15.00 each. My local area had nothing at all being in NYC area.

The bumper stickers came after about 1.5 months but I never got the yard signs.

Has this happened to anyone else, because I know it happened to me.


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1 posted on 11/16/2012 2:51:01 PM PST by GlockThe Vote
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To: GlockThe Vote

I did not get two yard signs. But I did get my bumper stickers. I just figured they ran short of them and never got around to me. And I am in a red state, so it was low prioity. Some dufus in the Shipping department screwed up. I’m not complaining.


2 posted on 11/16/2012 2:53:23 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

What if they never intended to send them out?

The more I see of how poorly run the internals of this campaign was I almost think it was on purpose.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 2:55:42 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

You do have to question just how bad they wanted to win....consultants get paid, win or lose.


4 posted on 11/16/2012 2:57:14 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: GlockThe Vote

Further evidence that Romney had idiots working for him... Campaign materials not delivered (materials that people PAID FOR), polling software that never worked right, disorganized campaign offices...


5 posted on 11/16/2012 2:58:34 PM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: dfwgator

I’m talking about basic things - no signage

The store was a disaster.

ORCA was a BEACHED WHALE

They did not even toss a bone to Paul, Santorum, Newt, Perry, Palin, etc.

Etc.

I’m just saying - for all the $$$$ they raised - no one knows where the heck it all went!


6 posted on 11/16/2012 2:59:47 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: TheBattman

McCain 2008 - everything came FAST. I had my McCain Palin stuff right away.

Romneys’ stuff was expensive and it came horrifically late or not at all and I am seeing I am not the only one w that.

How could someone running for 6 years be so incompetent? I am trying to understand this.


7 posted on 11/16/2012 3:01:27 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote
My yard sign shipped the day after the election. The email confirmation was like an extra punch in the gut.

I sent a reply for them to keep it since it was no longer needed or wanted but they must have ignored that message too.

I ordered the sign 6 weeks earlier.

8 posted on 11/16/2012 3:04:16 PM PST by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Several items of clothing never showed up but yard sign came very late. I assumed the fine union workers at the post office had something to do with it as I wonder if they had anything to do with my absentee ballots missing as well.

Has anyone tried to follow up with the Romney store ?


9 posted on 11/16/2012 3:06:13 PM PST by Bigjimslade
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To: GlockThe Vote

As we also saw with their ORCA program (computer program to get out the vote that melted down, in spectacular form, on election day), I just don’t think that Boston is the best place for a Republican to staff-up and run a presidential campaign.


10 posted on 11/16/2012 3:07:21 PM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I’d like to see a lot of defiant Mitt and, even more so, NOBAMA stickers being sported. I saw a NOBAMA here today in Mary Mary Quite Contrary land, so there is opposition in the enemy territory.


11 posted on 11/16/2012 3:08:04 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: voteNRA

Yup. Me too.

And as a Legal Team Volunteer who was basically ignored the entire time and just got endless fundraising emails in reply to me emails about where to go and what to do, I was not really surprised he lost.

You know what - if he ran his office like he did the internals of the campaign - his presidency would have been a c moplete disaster as well.


12 posted on 11/16/2012 3:08:17 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Bigjimslade

The items on the site were not cheap. Its not like im strapped for $$$$, bu i do feel ripped off by his campaign and how they treated people and the legal volunteers TBH


13 posted on 11/16/2012 3:10:48 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Supposed to be delivered through US mail??? And the package would be identifiable as coming from the Romney campaign?

Count yourself lucky they didn’t switch it out with an IED.


14 posted on 11/16/2012 3:13:26 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: GlockThe Vote

It was amazing how quickly the “McCain-Palin” material came out after the convention four years ago. The only trouble I recall was finding ‘solo’ Palin items, without the cranky old nut somehow included.

But I can’t make a comparison to this time because, ahem, I didn’t particularly ‘seek out’ anything related to Romney. Used to always enjoy getting/collecting political paraphanelia, like pinback buttons and such. I think the depressing dreariness of this past election has probably killed off my collecting bug for good!


15 posted on 11/16/2012 3:14:33 PM PST by greene66
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To: Hardraade

LOL!!!


16 posted on 11/16/2012 3:15:00 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Want to buy a never used, new in box, mint condition Romney sign? I’m ready to make you a deal. Don’t think, act fast since the offer is good today only!


17 posted on 11/16/2012 3:16:01 PM PST by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Why are there so many complaints of poor service by the campaign? Wasn’t Romney lionized as a genius when it came to running businesses?


18 posted on 11/16/2012 3:17:27 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: GlockThe Vote
But he was the genius that SAVED the Winter Olympics don't you know.....
19 posted on 11/16/2012 3:19:56 PM PST by Average Al
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To: TheBattman

Months ago, it was suggested that Romney get rid of those around him and get some new blood in his campaign. He vehemently denied anything wrong, and yet there was. Makes me wonder if he is stubborn or not open to suggestions.


20 posted on 11/16/2012 3:20:12 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: GlockThe Vote

I wouldn’t sweat it.
I saw a Santorum fan last week that just got his Ricky sweater which he ordered during the primaries.


21 posted on 11/16/2012 3:20:16 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Fiji Hill

uh, Maybe the Post Office “folks” had something to do with the delay of Romney stuff. Think about it!


22 posted on 11/16/2012 3:22:00 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Yeah, but other people got them. Just mismanagement.


23 posted on 11/16/2012 3:22:25 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: TheBattman; Jim Robinson
Further evidence that Romney had idiots working for him... Campaign materials not delivered (materials that people PAID FOR), polling software that never worked right, disorganized campaign offices...

Romney staff, volunteers coded key app on the cheap.

In the wake of Mitt Romney's Election Day defeat, frustration with the Romney campaign's get-out-the-vote effort led to reports of an IT meltdown. Project Orca, the system the Romney campaign used to connect to an army of volunteer poll-watchers tracking voter turnout, quickly became a target for conspiracy theorists, even leading to accusations of sabotage by contract developers. How could the Romney campaign spend so much on technology consultants and yet see its vaunted app fail when it was needed the most?

The truth, according to sources familiar with the matter, is that the applications powering Orca were developed by an internal "skunkworks," one made up of both campaign staffers and volunteers—not by a big-name consulting firm.

Into the skunkworks

According to Federal Election Commission filings that we examined, the Romney campaign spent over $40 million on technology vendors. Targeted Victory, the firm founded by Romney's Director of Digital Zac Moffatt, was the biggest single benefactor of that spending, receiving more than $14 million as of the end of October. That money was both payment for its own social media consulting and development work, and for "pass-through" IT spending that went to other contractors such as Rockfish Interactive (the developers of Romney's running mate announcement mobile app).

The investment in Orca, however, was a tiny fraction of the campaign's IT spending. Sources tell us the Romney campaign tried systems similar to Orca during the Republican primaries, but on a much smaller scale. To prepare for the general election, the campaign pulled together a makeshift team of IT people and volunteers, and it was this team that built the full version of the Orca Web app and developed the backend systems to power it.

A number of small consulting companies assisted with implementing Orca after its development—specifically, they helped to support more than 800 volunteers who used the system at Romney's headquarters in Boston Garden on Election Day.

Here's how the system was supposed to work—though it probably wasn't a great idea for Romney's communications director, Gail Gitcho, to tell PBS how amazing Orca was going to be before it had been used. "The Obama campaign likes to brag about their ground operation," Gitcho said, "but it's nothing compared to this."

The interface for Orca was a mobile Web application connected to a set of mirrored databases of voter rolls. When a user logged in, the app would load a page with a scrollable list of all the registered voters in the precinct they were assigned to. By swiping a checkbox next to a voter's name, they could record them as having voted; the entry was then transmitted back to Orca's application server. A back-up call response system—similar in nature to the Houdini system used by the Obama campaign in 2008 (a system which also ran into trouble)—provided a way for volunteers to report possible voting irregularities into the system even if their data connectivity failed. Using information gathered through the campaign's digital outreach and pulled from the campaign's voter contact vendor, FLS Connect, the system was supposed to give volunteers in Boston a complete view of Romney supporters in swing states who hadn't yet voted. It would then prompt phone calls asking supporters to vote.

Where were Orca's backend servers located? That remains unclear, though they don't appear to have run in the cloud. Most of the Romney organization's core IT operations, such as desktop support and back-office systems, were outsourced to Best Buy subsidiary MindShift Technologies (a Waltham, Massachusetts managed service provider). But a MindShift spokesperson declined to comment on whether the company's data center was used to support Project Orca, citing a confidentiality agreement with the Romney campaign.

The system had all sorts of problems when it was finally rolled out on the morning of Election Day, but it appears the real issues weren't with the Orca code itself or with its servers. Instead, the problems lied in execution. Bandwidth constraints, bad passwords and PINS, and a lag in the operation caused by the surge of initial downloads of data to smartphone browsers all caused widely reported frustrations among volunteers. (Having Comcast suspect the spike in traffic on the lines into the Romney campaign was a denial of service attack didn't help, either.)

Ars was unable to reach Romney campaign Technology Director Kevin Rewkowski or Director of Voter Contact Dan Centinello (Centinello was the political manager of the Orca project) for comment. But there's plenty of reason for them to want to keep a low profile—a website using Centinello's name now accuses him of losing the campaign for Romney with Orca.


24 posted on 11/16/2012 3:28:38 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (We told you Mitt couldn't win.)
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To: Catsrus

Mitt’s campaign was going badly, as they always had for 20 years, and then in October the Romney family took over.

Ann and Tagg went to work to stop the bleeding and reshape Mitt’s image.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82160.html

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/10/02/ann-romney-takes-over-campaigning-duties-ahead-of-debate/

http://gop12.thehill.com/2012/10/the-romney-family-takes-over.html


25 posted on 11/16/2012 3:43:07 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Relax. Just be happy “someone running for 6 years” and “so incompetent” didn’t get elected. Obama would have been delighted to get your $3.00 donation in exchange for NO bumper sticker and FOUR more years of Hope and Change. Michelle would have thanked you personally, by e-mail, of course.


26 posted on 11/16/2012 3:53:01 PM PST by Twinkie (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I swear I thought this was just me! About 6 weeks before the election, I ordered a t-shirt and 12 campaign buttons/pins. I never received an email confirmation so I had no proof I had ordered the items other than my card being charged. I checked the Romney website and there was no good customer service contact so I ended up emailing to just a general email address.... I never heard a word back from them!
The day before the election my stuff finally arrived! The buttons were right but the t-shirt was not the one I ordered.


27 posted on 11/16/2012 3:55:43 PM PST by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: GlockThe Vote

I’m still waiting for my domestic policy decoder ring.


28 posted on 11/16/2012 3:58:54 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

yes, this is the EXACT same thing that happened to me. I ordered two bumper stickers and two yard signs at the same time in late August. The stickers arrived in early October and the signs never arrived. I did however receive massive amounts mail and numerous phone calls soliciting for donations to the campaign. I was disappointed, didn’t have any issues in 2008.


29 posted on 11/16/2012 4:13:14 PM PST by got_moab? (Joe the Plumber has a posse.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Put me on the list. I ordered a yard sign and even got a shipment notification but it never showed up. The tracking number they sent me was never received by the post office.
I went to the local GOP office and snagged one there for free so didn’t feel too cheated.
However, it did set off a big warning flag for me that something wasn’t being run very well. :(


30 posted on 11/16/2012 4:13:47 PM PST by tuwood
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To: GlockThe Vote

I got the yard sign I ordered, but not the 2 bumper stickers.


31 posted on 11/16/2012 4:37:18 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: GlockThe Vote
I only got half (by $) the stuff I ordered. Sent an e-mail requesting refund or merchandise - got nothing, no reply, no refund. Looks like the store was holding people up.
32 posted on 11/16/2012 4:50:16 PM PST by GregoryFul (We all live in an Idiocracy, an Idiocracy, an Idiocracy...)
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To: GregoryFul

How about the endless paul ryan fundraising emails?

I’m sitting there thinking - “You havent delivered my signs, you wont respond to my emails abuot what im doing on elction day for the legal team, you respond to my volunteer emails w fundraising emails, and you want me to send a donation? Uuuummmm, no thanks,”

I made three donations. Ron Paul during the primary. Mia Love and Allen West for the General Election.


33 posted on 11/16/2012 5:40:05 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I ordered a few things a long time ago. Finally three weeks before the election I emailed the campaign almost jokingly saying it would be nice to receive my order sometime before Election Day, a week later got a reply saying my stuff had just been sent and (no kidding) finally received my order two weeks later ON Election Day.


34 posted on 11/16/2012 5:59:44 PM PST by hifidelity
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To: hifidelity

McCain 2008 was better run and more responsive and delivered the same amount of votes. Try to figure that out.


35 posted on 11/16/2012 6:18:59 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: hifidelity

If many here had the same thing happen - god only knows nation wide how many got screwed.


36 posted on 11/16/2012 6:32:24 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote
If many here had the same thing happen - god only knows nation wide how many got screwed.

Holy cow, I think we've single handedly figured out why so many republicans stayed home this election. They didn't receive their dam bumper stickers and yard signs. :)
37 posted on 11/16/2012 7:02:25 PM PST by tuwood
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To: tuwood

I felt screwed. I would have voted for stalin over obama but i can understand how bs like this pissed a ton of peoople off.

I got ripped off by $30 , not a lot of money, but it still felt slimey knowing i was waiting for yard signs as late as election day.


38 posted on 11/16/2012 7:11:21 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

And people do gauge how good a candidate will be as POTUS by how well their campaigns are run, and say what you will, and whether he had all that much to do with it or not, Obama’s campaigns have been run very well, they have runned rings around his opponents’ campaigns.


39 posted on 11/16/2012 7:13:25 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: GlockThe Vote

My baseball cap and sign took three weeks, arriving the day before election day.


40 posted on 11/16/2012 7:22:20 PM PST by Dagnabitt (If I had a failed President, he'd look like Obama.)
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To: Dagnabitt

The thing that makes me sick is that romney had 3x the funding of mccain and has been running for 6 years and could not get any more votes or reaction?

I tried volunteering for the legal team as an attorney and in my life this was the worst experience ever.

McCain 2008 was better run!


41 posted on 11/16/2012 7:30:23 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Fiji Hill; Average Al

“Wasn’t Romney lionized as a genius when it came to running businesses?” ... “Olympics”

Turns out maybe he was born rich and got richer conning and ripping people off. Still, so long as he did it legally (or as a “white crime” Al Capone type) he’ll be worshiped by millions on the right.


42 posted on 11/18/2012 3:41:58 PM PST by Kenneth J. Conner (Rezko for Radicals)
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To: GlockThe Vote

GlockThe Vote: “The thing that makes me sick is that romney had 3x the funding of mccain and has been running for 6 years and could not get any more votes or reaction?

I tried volunteering for the legal team as an attorney and in my life this was the worst experience ever.”

Having been on the ground in Tampa, I came back to Chicago wondering if Romney was throwing it. I’m not surprised your interaction with Romney people was the worst ever. The only reason it wasn’t my worst experience ever is that I’ve had such a bad life.


43 posted on 11/18/2012 3:47:44 PM PST by Kenneth J. Conner (Rezko for Radicals)
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