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Dems Have Edge, but Presidency Still in Play

putupjob Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 10:32 AM
The omugabe political machine edged Romney out with high powered big data analytics. They were sampling the base, seeing what moved the base and the center, finding out how to micro target individual voters and running massive simulations. On any given night they were generating 60,000+ simulations of the electoral outcomes, state by state. They were focused on getting a winning margin and tuned the message to get there. They were watching the feedback to achieve the result they needed. Romney at best ran a theme campaign an he could have been stronger on theme. It was a classic 20th century campaign and had weak internet coordination and much weaker big data analysis. Romney was always in a losing position.
Dan 292 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 10:36 AM
In other words, they (the dems) were "teaching to the test" and they were successful in "graduating their class to the next level.
A funny thing happened as I was looking at the political map of this year's presidential election: It began to look like the map of the presidential election of 2004.

I'm not talking about the superficial similarity, the fact that in both elections an incumbent president beat a challenger from Massachusetts by a 51 to 48 percent popular vote margin.

I'm talking about the fact that the large majority of states voted just a little bit more Democratic in 2012 than they did in 2004.

Enough to give 2012 nominee Barack Obama 332 electoral votes, far more than 2004 nominee John...