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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses supporters at the InPro Corporation in Muskego, Wisconsin, March 31, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Hauck
No one could've predicted that the Obama campaign would actually campaign for votes.
Reason 1,233,454 that Mitt Romney had his ass handed to him:
It was two weeks before Election Day when Mitt Romney’s political ­director signed a memo that all but ridiculed the notion that the Republican presidential nominee, with his “better ground game,” could lose the key state of Ohio or the election. The race is “unmistakably moving in Mitt Romney’s direction,” the memo said.

But the claims proved wildly off the mark, a fact embarrassingly underscored when the high-tech voter turnout system that Romney himself called “state of the art” crashed at the worst moment, on Election Day.

So how does the idiot who penned that memo justify himself?
Rich Beeson, the Romney political director who co­authored the now-discredited Ohio memo, said that only after the election did he realize what Obama was doing with so much manpower on the ground. Obama had more than 3,000 paid workers nationwide, compared with 500 for Romney, and hundreds of thousands of volunteers.

“Now I know what they were doing with all the staffs and ­offices,” Beeson said. “They were literally creating a one-to-one contact with voters,” something that Romney did not have the staff to match.

What the fuck did he think the Obama staffers were doing? And if Romney's staff and volunteers weren't creating one-to-one contact with voters (also known as "door knocking" and "phone banking"), what the hell were they doing?

And why didn't the Romney campaign have the staff to match? Team Red had more money than Obama, and Romney ended the election with $12 million in the bank because they had run out of places to spend money! Perhaps if they hadn't spent $100 million more than the Obama campaign on advertising, but got maybe 20 percent of the spots, they might've had some cash left over to, you, reach out to voters ...

... which is the only reason a campaign exists for in the first place.

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