Have you forgotten the most recent elections?
The article didn’t mention 2010, it only referenced the last presidential election in 2008, and we got wiped out that year.
So, the point, if I just have to spell it out, is, “why is it so thrilling that our ground game is better than it was last time we lost”?
Not to mention this is September - so if our ground game has already exceeded what it was by November of 2008, that is a significant increase in effort. Not sure what the point is of coming in with the comment “we got slaughtered in 2008” - makes no sense.
Being adequately funded with competent leadership also makes a difference. The ground game was severely hampered in 2010 - fortunately more of our voters were self motivated to make for it...imagine the seats that could have been won had the ground effort also been in full force.