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jenny_jenkins 11th-Nov-2012 07:31 am (UTC)
At least that’s the way it was supposed to work. But on Tuesday, it became clear that the deployment of Orca was doing more harm than good. “I think it’s fair to say that pretty much everything about the system that was supposed to work actually failed,” said one campaign official who witnessed the breakdown from the Romney war room on the floor of Boston’s TD Garden.

As someone who has worked these campaigns for BC (and Canada's) NDP I can't believe (though I'm hugely amused) they would screw this up. You don't need a war-room. You don't need some app. You need volunteers fed on cheap pizza - some of them (with - GASP! - correct credentials) travelling to and from the polls collecting data, another group manning the phones, a group processing the data, and another group with transportation to pick up voters who need a ride.

This isn't rocket science. This isn't something an app can do for you. You need people to back it up. People to process what is sent in. People to drive people to polls. People to telephone (repeatedly, throughout the day) likely supporters to harass them, gently to vote. It can't be a machine or a recording - the personal touch is important.

Pathetic. Hilarious. I loved reading this.
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