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  •  OFA's efforts weren't perfect either (7+ / 0-)

    I used the OFA's equivalent of Orca.  The technology itself was great, but I didn't get my list until Tuesday 1:30 am.  Fortunately I was still up and had time to print it.  

    And the list was created in some random order. Not a big deal to me, but I wonder if inexperienced volunteers would have noticed and known to sort alphabetically by name before printing.

    And, oh, it was very clear that we needed our badges to be allowed to enter, and we had live dedicated support desks to call if we had problems.  Yeah, the Obama campaign was miles ahead of Romney.

    But, if anything, I think the person writing that Orca blog lost sight of the most important point. He wrote,

    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).
    No, it actually is VERY consistent with a corporate raider like Romney to want to have central control.  But more importantly, I'd write the post like this:
    The bitter irony of this entire endeavor was that a national political party and a candidate that touts how much they know how to run successful businesses instead had a total Fail implementing a mission-critical data system.
    I am not surprised.  This is, after all, the party that relentlessly robocalled my household which is full of supervoter Democrats.

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