If you don't mind visiting right-wing web sites, then please venture here. It's worthwhile:
Apparently, the ORCA GOTV app that Romney had planned to use on election day was a colossal failure, and many campaign workers suspect it was a big part of their loss on Tuesday. Key quote:
So, the end result was that 30,000+ of the most active and fired-up volunteers were wandering around confused and frustrated when they could have been doing anything else to help. Like driving people to the polls, phone-banking, walking door-to-door, etc. We lost by fairly small margins in Florida, Virginia, Ohio and Colorado. If this had worked could it have closed the gap? I sure hope not for my sanity's sake.
The bitter irony of this entire endeavor was that a supposedly small government candidate gutted the local structure of GOTV efforts in favor of a centralized, faceless organization in a far off place (in this case, their Boston headquarters). Wrap your head around that.
Highly recommend reading this, and checking out the comments as well. They're low on anti-Obama sentiment, and high on insider looks into the mismanagement of the Romney campaign. Many of the Romney poll watchers were clearly impressed with the OFA GOTV effort, as they struggled desperately to figure out their own.
After reading this, the idea of President Mitt Romney should give even Republicans the chills.
From his twitter feed:
Romney campaign announces Ryan will go to Alabama on Friday. Why?
Good question... one thing I've realized about this race is you can almost learn more from watching where the candidates spend their time than you can from the polls. I am quite
confident that Romney is winning Alabama, so no, I don't think this is about campaigning... but I can't imagine what purpose there would be to spending any
time there with 12 days to go, when polling indicates that 7 or more states are in play.
Anyone have any thoughts about this? Part of me thinks it's a fundraising trip, but given the Romney camp's current COH, it would just about have to be fundraising for other races. It's the most plausible explanation I can come up with... but the optics are terrible. It whispers "we're done."
Not sure if this has been diaried already, but:
By all appearances Obama is about to be shown as tied or leading in NC. This news combined with VA trending toward and being back by low single-digits in WV and SC in pointing towards significant shifts in the the electorate towards Obama.
I'm not going to say anything about a landslide, but you have to love these trends!
Please pardon this incredibly skimpy diary.
I'll be glued to http://www.publicpolicypolling.com all night awaiting the release of the numbers.