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  •  The Organizing for America voter outreach triumph (5+ / 0-)

    was a triumph of evidence versus ideology.

    The direct mail and phone scripts that characterized OFA's voter outreach campaign relied on proven methods developed in behavioral science--two things that are anathem to today's Republicans: evidence and science.

    By engaging academics in the behavioral sciences, OFA went outside the traditional Democratic bubble to guide their campaign.

    Obama/Biden outspent Romney/Ryan 2-to-1 on polling to get an accurate evidence-based snapshot about voters. Romney/Ryan relied on internal polling that reinforced their ideologically-driven worldview: that the President wasn't popular with his base and they wouldn't show up like they did in 2008.

    It's deadly that no one in the Romney/Ryan camp seemed to question polling that didn't question their assumptions.

    The choice of our lifetime: Mitt Romney, It Takes A Pillage or President Barack Obama, Forward Together.

    by FiredUpInCA on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 03:49:14 PM PST

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