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  •  Romney decided to give these geniuses bonuses. (18+ / 0-)
    Rich Beeson, the Romney political director who co­authored the now-discredited Ohio memo, said that only after the election did he realize what Obama was doing with so much manpower on the ground. Obama had more than 3,000 paid workers nationwide, compared with 500 for Romney, and hundreds of thousands of volunteers.

    “Now I know what they were doing with all the staffs and ­offices,” Beeson said. “They were literally creating a one-to-one contact with voters,” something that Romney did not have the staff to match.

    Was he really considered one of America's top CEOs?

    It's the Central Limit Theorem, Stupid!

    by smartdemmg on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 11:33:44 AM PST

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    •  Exactly. (10+ / 0-)

      Mind blowing incompetence.  And since it was by all reports, a totally and fierce top down campaign, Romney deserves all the credit for it.  

      Every day it seems I read an article about another facet of the poor decision making of the Romney campaign.  From allowing staffers instead of professionals to buy their media at excessive cost, and probably poor placement, to endlessly wrong strategic efforts, to their humiliating shock at their loss as their poll guys stunk too, it just goes on an on.

      How could you be surprised at Obama's ground strength? There's been hundreds of articles on it.  Oh yeah, BUBBLE LAND.

      So yeah, I too think how did this guy run companies?  Maybe when you start out with more money than God, and figure out how to do one thing well---raid and sell off companies, you do well no matter what.

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 01:18:27 PM PST

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      •  Well, he didn't run companies - (2+ / 0-)
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        sethtriggs, TrueBlueMajority

        he acquired them just long enough to empty them and their employees of every conceivable possible dollar, and then dropped them.

        Which is not to support those companies' owners who fell for his fantasy of showing them how to run a business more profitably, and who called him in apparently believing he would open the door to the secret of how to run a perfectly decent company in some lazier, greedier, more power-loaded way.

        Faulkner wrote a story back in 1931 about this, called "Spotted Horses."

        Could have been written last month.

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