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Twisting the Internal Polling Knife

twistedfreak Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 9:01 AM
the "brilliance" of the Obama campaign is the fact that 90% of the media cover for them 24/7, and bludgeon any opposition. It took the media 8 years to destroy Bush, and a year to destroy Romney and constant attention to prop up their candidate and his house of cards. The "Flaws" of Romney's campaign is that he spent a billion dollars, BUT it was only a drop in the bucket to the in-kind billions the media coverage gave Obama. Plus, 4 years of pandering and money spent on trinkets, the Romney millions can't compete with the Obama war chest, which is the entire US Treasury. Republicans are appalled by increases in food stamp users, or by Obama phones, or other blatant pandering, but Democrats see those things as a winning campaign strategy.
WestTexan Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 9:43 AM
Yep, cover by the media for the last five years has been very successful.

In light of the revelation that Mitt Romney was "shell-shocked" by his loss last week, I've been pretty tough on the job performance of his campaign's internal pollsters, who clearly missed the mark -- resulting in costly tactical decisions down the stretch:

These analyses [of the "expand the map" strategy] make sense, but only within the context of the campaign truly believing that they were safe in other crucial must-have states -- a cataclysmically wrong assumption. When I stopped by Romney headquarters in Boston back in September, Newhouse said his team was anticipating a...