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  •  I can't figure out why the Romney campaign (5+ / 0-)

    (or whatever organization) wasted it's money on robo calls and ads in local blogs for Mitt in my very blue area in Seattle. We were certainly not going for him in any regard, a total waste of money...I know the prices for such.

    That money would have been better spent on state candidates, some of whom had a decent shot at being elected (fortunately most were not).

    •  They were robo-calling in the MD suburbs of DC (7+ / 0-)

      and doing so repeatedly. Now, my SO is a middle-aged white male who has a job in the defense industry, who voted for Reagan both times (yes, it took a while for me -- Anderson '80 and Mondale '84 -- to forgive him for that), so, on some voter screen, he might have shown up as a "likely" Romney voter. But he canvassed with me in 2008 for Obama, and donated only to Democrats for the past four years, all of which is public knowledge, Citizens United notwithstanding. IOW, they were throwing their (or, as is more likely, the Koch's) money away.

      For all their wasted effort, Montgomery Country, MD went 70% for Obama.


    •  Somebody had a contract, with a sweet (6+ / 0-)

      commission, not based on logic or results.

    •  I helped waste their money (3+ / 0-)
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      AllisonInSeattle, bleeding blue, kurt

      Here in the south they bought a ton of adds on Daily Kos and other social sites like Reddit. (It didn't help when the put in a few adds that attempted to block or redirect the site).  It was fun to click through a few times.  My record was something like ten clicks before the add changed (and usually to another one for a conservative cause).

      I still get the "The Mormon church doesn't endorse candidates" and "Mormons aren't all that bad" sort of adds, which are big wastes of money.

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