Skip to comments.Insiders Explain How Mitt Romney's Campaign Completely Fell Apart On Election Day
Posted on 11/12/2012 2:19:14 PM PST by GlockThe Vote
Worse still, Ekdahl told Business Insider that the Romney campaign failed to provide poll-watching volunteers in his region Jacksonville, Florida, a key Republican city in a major swing state with proper credentials and accurate voter strike lists, rendering them unable to perform their duties even if the ORCA app had worked.
In interviews with Business Insider last week, sources close to the Romney campaign confirmed Ekdahl's account, and described a technological undertaking that failed at every level. According to several of these sources, ORCA was developed by a small, isolated tech team working under Romney's political team. These sources told Business Insider that the product was never properly beta-tested, and wasn't revealed to the rest of the campaign including the digital team until the week of the election.
Most people on the campaign "weren't that surprised" by ORCA's failure, said one Republican communications strategist close to the Romney campaign.
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We are not supposed to consider, much less acknowledge things like that. We are supposed to shut up and vote as the betters tell us...and be shunned if we resist.
Anyone remaining GOP and not working to form an opposition party in light of the last 3 elections is part of the problem. Period.
I signed up as a volunteer to poll watch, at least 6 weeks prior to the election, maybe more, never heard a peep one from them.
Reagan (forcefully): I paid for this mic!
Romney (sheepishly): Yes, ma’am. (I’ll be quiet and defer to your superior knowledge, madam moderator).
The more I read of the incompetence from within, the more angry i get at the hundreds f millions raised and wasted on total bs.
Not too difficult to believe at all.
I"ve got a post somewhere on FR all the way back in August ~ which is findable if Google.com picked it up, that says as much. A prediction ~ or an observation ~ take your pick.
Obama cheated. His people stuffed ballot boxes more than the number of people allowed to vote in many districts. Romney simply failed to stop him.
Seriously, though, if the campaign was so poorly organized (even with all of the money it raised) that would not reflect positively on Mitt's ability to run the Executive branch. We should have known last time, when he couldn't beat Huck and McAmnesty.
Obviously, Romney was not the super-manager that he claimed to be. However, he was doomed from the start, anyway. The GOP cannot win with a liberal.
If I were a big donor reading this stuff man would i be angry right now at such horrible incompetence and ridiculousness in how they ran this thing.
Amazing what a man with a microphone (or a website) can accomplish when he forcefully and without compromise, puts forth his vision, isn’t it?
Use that mic Jim. Call for that resistance party. You DO have the power, the audience and the ‘authority’ to make it real.
All BS. Republicans don’t need to be told to go vote on election day. Ignorant libs... yes.
Makes me sick to read this. Romney should have had 60 million show up with EASE.
Yes, there was fraud, but there was also slack on the Romney team. He was pushed as this great businessman and yet, his campaign was a disaster. How can we reconcile the two?
From what I understand, Bain Capital didn’t put up their own money with failing businesses. They required companies to take out huge loans to stay afloat and Bain would cut jobs or merge offices within those companies. Bain then got a huge cut from those loans. So, maybe he wasn’t that astute of a businessman after all. This leaves me scratching my head in wonder.
Does the GOP-e want the status quo?
Is the GOP-e ultimately in cohoots with the DNC as to the direction the country is going?
Personally...I think we are being run down the sewer by both parties..............
He still ran a horrible campaign internally. I worked for W 2000, 2005, McCain 2008, and this one on the Legal Team.
This one was by far the worst and most unorganized and useless.
Even McCain ran a better campaign as far as the legal team went.
WHERE THE F DID ALL THE $$$$$ GO?
It’s hard to beat the democrat ground game when they can turn out a democrat vote equal to 120% to 140% of total residents in a precinct.
Now, that’s what I was trying to say way back when we could have made a difference.
The Mittbots beat me quite forcefully for proposing that ~ kind of like I'd hit a sore spot somewhere ~ pulled off all the scabs!
What is bs?
The inside of the campaign was a complete mess.
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