We got slaughtered in 2008.
In 2008 Rasmussen had the partisan split as D+5.7.
Obama won 7 points.
This month Rasmussen has the partisan split as R+4.6 (highest ever recorded) - a 10+ turnaround.
Do the math.
McCain took the public matching, so he COULDN’T afford that kind of ground game.
???? 2008? Kidding?
This can’t be true. The media says Romney is a horrible candidate, Bill Kristol says Romney is stupid and arrogant, Joe Scarborough can’t find one thing positive about Romney’s campaign, David Brooks can’t see a crease in Romney’s slacks, Peggy Noonan thinks Romney talks when he should shut up, and the list goes on and on and on.....
No doubt the ground game is way better this year in CO than at any time since I have been involved in GOTV. That goes back to 2002.
If you include the Recall election in Wisconsin, we are at 15x more calls and 10x more doors than 2008.
There was zero ground game in 2008. Or 2004. So by definition having any ground game this year greatly exceeds what happened in those years.
Credit where credit is due: willard does have a ground game. And it’s reasonably well organized and efficient.
“go back and deliver an advocacy message to those we have already located, tailored for specific issues and demographics. This is a process that continues through Election Day.”
This targeting/niche campaigning is one thing that did Obama much good in 2008.
Nice to see the GOP/Romney campaign picking up on what worked for him and also doing their own thing as well. Nice memo.
I have lived in Northern Virginia (the battleground part of this battleground state, due largely to immigration) for about fifteen years. This year was the first time a Republican has ever come by to knock on my door, Democrats are here every cycle.
I went to a Romney rally in Fairfax a couple of weeks ago, and stood in line for a half hour to get in. Other folks were saying that it was an unusually big turnout for the area.
I have volunteered as a poll watcher. At a recent training, I heard that the Republicans are exceeding their recruiting goals.
Game on you commie @$#*@&^#^$&*@*ers!(Continued on back)
Obama Must BE Defeated!