Dear Mr. Gillespie,
I just saw a clip of you on Al Sharpton's show on MSNBC decrying the idea that the Obama campaign has a superior ground game. You just flatly denied this fact.
Let me give you a little evidence of WHY, at least in Virginia, the Obama campaign has a FAR superior ground game.
I have a friend. He's a lifelong political apathetic. While he lives in Virginia, he is a permanent resident of Pennsylvania. This year, he pulled me aside and told me that had simply "had enough". When I asked him why, he said that he was just beyond tired of the Romney campaign's lies. On a visit to his home state, he registered to vote and, a few weeks ago, sent in his absentee ballot.
Now - I mentioned that he is a resident of Virginia, and he is. He's in one of those counties that is going to be either very light blue or very light pink. When I saw him last night (Saturday, November 3), he told me that he had been canvassed by the Romney campaign that day, and that he further had received "10 phone calls" within the last week from the Romney campaign asking for donations. I asked him if he had ever donated to a Republican candidate before. His response: "I've never donated to any candidate." Another important note is that he has lived at this address for a decade.
Here's why our ground game is FAR superior to yours based on the anecdote cited above. I was out yesterday in Northern Virginia canvassing for Obama. I have a list. On that list are addresses, names, approximate ages of MY voters. It's three days before the election - and if all of the canvass has gone as it should to this point, I should easily be down to a list that is ONLY MY VOTERS. I should never hit an address where the person inside is not MY voter. Only in the case where MY voter has moved recently does that occur.
Further: I'm not canvassing people who aren't registered to vote in Virginia. My lists are culled from voter registration rolls, and we don't waste our time at this phase of the game on unregistered people nor on those who are not OUR voters. Canvass time is too precious to send someone to a house blindly three days before the election. That's like flailing around in the dark trying to find a light switch. You're in the dark - I have a flashlight. I can see where I'm going - you can't.
So best of luck to you. In the end, our FAR SUPERIOR ground game in Virginia is going to make you look like an even bigger idiot than you have already shown yourself to be.
RenaRF - arbiter of your ass-kicking