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  •  They Lost but Not By Much (4+ / 0-)
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    Sharoney, NM Ward Chair, fishhead, MJB

    Yes, we won where we needed to, but not by much. Everything you said is true and yet Obama will still end up with at most a couple of percentage points more then Romney in the popular vote count and that makes me very sad.

    The hard truth is that nearly half of the Americans who care to vote are either raciest fear mongers or indifferent to it. About half of all Americans who had the most to loose under a Romney Presidency were too oblivious to even consider registering to vote.

    The reason they keep trying this shit is because it has been working out just fine for them. In all likelihood 2014 will be an exact replay of 2010.

    •  The Obama GOTV machine of 2008 and 2012 (2+ / 0-)
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      Freakinout daily, BobBlueMass

      ... may never be fully replicated.  That ought to be a disquieting thought for us.

      Without this amazingly effective GOTV, we might see years like 2010 and fewer years like 2012.

      The challenge for us is to figure out a way to raise money and GOTV like OFA.  Only without OFA, of course.

      Please help to fight hunger with a donation to Feeding America.

      by MJB on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 09:32:04 PM PST

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      •  It can also be copied. (0+ / 0-)

        We have already copied the great Reagan fundraising machine -- it used to be the GOP that got its contributions $5 and $10 at a time.  They certainly have access to a stable of amazing mathematicians and statisticians on Wall Street.

        "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

        by Yamaneko2 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 12:20:56 AM PST

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