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    "At 5 o'clock when the exit polls come out, we won't pay attention to that," Gitcho said Monday. "We will have had much more scientific information just based on the political operation we have set up."
    Courtesy PBS Newshour, here's an interview with Romney's Communications Director Gail Gitcho explaining, on the day before the election, how their massive ORCA project will defeat communism.

    (h/t Wonkette via B-J)

    The GOP isn't evolving -- they're recalibrating their targets.

    by here4tehbeer on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:01:29 AM PST

    •  Here's a take from a user (3+ / 0-)
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      the day after:

      Now a note about the technology itself. For starters, this was billed as an "app" when it was actually a mobile-optimized website (or "web app"). For days I saw people on Twitter saying they couldn't find the app on the Android Market or iTunes and couldn't download it. Well, that's because it didn't exist. It was a website. This created a ton of confusion. Not to mention that they didn't even "turn it on" until 6AM in the morning, so people couldn't properly familiarize themselves with how it worked on their personal phone beforehand.

      Next, and this part I find mind-boggingly absurd, the web address was located at " Notice the "s" after http. This denotes it's a secure connection, something that's used for e-commerce and web-based email. So far, so good. The problem is that they didn't auto-forward the regular "http" to "https" and as a result, many people got a blank page and thought the system was down. Setting up forwarding is the simplest thing in the world and only takes seconds, but they failed to do it. This is compounded by the fact that mobile browsers default to "http" when you just start with "www" (as 95% of the world does).

      By 2PM, I had completely given up. I finally got ahold of someone at around 1PM and I never heard back. From what I understand, the entire system crashed at around 4PM. I'm not sure if that's true, but it wouldn't surprise me. I decided to wait for my wife to get home from work to vote, which meant going very late (around 6:15PM). Here's the kicker, I never got a call to go out and vote. So, who the hell knows if that end of it was working either.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:50:26 AM PST

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      •  Omg (1+ / 0-)
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        Just O.M.G.

        Did they get somebody's hotshot nephew to develop this? Or did they outsource it to the cheapest bidder somewhere in uzbekistanstan?

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          is mind boggling.
          Red State is blaming it on the consultants that took a lot of money to develop Orca and basically produced crap.

          “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

          by skohayes on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 08:10:59 AM PST

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          •  The only way you get that (1+ / 0-)
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            Is if you have no clue how anything works, don't take the time to find out, and demand the impossible. And then don't listen when the consultants you hired tell you that.

            Which is what I suspect they did.

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