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Secret to Obama's Success: A Great Ground Game

Sean245 Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 10:29 AM
The Obama did successfully exploit technology and grass roots activism to help him win but the Republicans cannot have the same success even if they employ the same tactics. All the Obama campaign had to do was nudge his demographic groups, the ground work had been laid by the education system and the media. The dems only had to say, “Hey you need to get out and vote and motivate your friends, if you don’t a white male could end up in the White House and you know what THAT means.” To the young women who see white males as villains on the Lifetime network they thought they’d lose their birth control, to the blacks who see white males in suites keeping them down on BET it meant back to the plantation, to Latinos it meant massive deportation,
rosalyn3 Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 11:48 AM
EXACTLY! Unless conservatives lie, they have a message that acknowledges the need for grit and sacrifice first, with rewards coming later. We're dealing with instant gratification here. We have to appeal to the nobility of hard work and help people refuse to be victims. AND they must lead by example! Start sacrificing some of those undeserved perks of being in congress. Start talking like...real heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice. They did it for God, family and country. The left is working hard to eliminate God and family so that the only loyalty left is to their version of country.
Sean245 Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 10:30 AM
...and to white liberals it meant more guilt. For the Republicans to be successful in this environment they would have to cater to each victim group with a message of repentance and reparation and God help us then.
loadstar Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 11:29 AM
cogent and telling posts, Sean
President Obama won re-election in part because his crack campaign team understood 2012 voters and put together an impressive ground operation. Out of professional respect, Republicans should refrain from cracking jokes about the president's erstwhile profession, community organizing. That's what I took away from recordings of Harvard's Institute of Politics quadrennial presidential campaign autopsy, which were released Monday.

Team Obama conducted nightly surveys of 9,000 likely voters in 10 battleground states. Because of those surveys, campaign manager Jim Messina told the gathering, "We thought we knew exactly where the electorate was." The campaign's targeting was so tight that national field...