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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.