Romney & The Black Fish That Flopped Election Day: ORCA
On Election Day, the whole Romney ground-game flopped apart. ORCA, the much touted- computer system for tracking voters on Election Day, collapsed. It was supposed to be a high-tech approach to poll-watching, a system by which campaign workers would be able to track who voted. Those who had not yet voted could therefore be identified and then have volunteers tasked to finding them and getting them to the polls.
ORCA was supposed to streamline the process, but it was never stress-tested. Field operatives never saw a beta version. They asked to see it, but were told it would be ready on Election Day. When they rolled it out Tuesday, it was a mess...“I saw a zero and I knew I wasn’t supposed to be seeing a zero,” said one campaign worker. A war room had been set up in the Boston Garden to monitor ORCA’s results, but in the end Romney and Ryan had to watch CNN to find out how their campaign was doing. In the end, the numbers guy was deprived of his numbers in more ways than one.
Can anyone seriously say Romney would make a good manager after he picked Paul Ryan as his running mate? I mean come on, it was a wet dream cum true for Team Obama. Two numbers guys with no clue how to maneuver around in the real world outside of their specialty niches? Can you imagine what would have happened to us all if these incompetent fools were let loose on the American Government?
It is times like these when I wonder if there truly is a god looking down upon America and saving her from herself time and time again.
A war room had been set up in the Boston Garden to monitor ORCA’s results, but in the end Romney and Ryan had to watch CNN to find out how their campaign was doing. In the end, the numbers guy was deprived of his numbers in more ways than one.
"He gave them a big gift on immigration with the DREAM Act amnesty program, which was obviously very, very popular with Hispanic voters, and then number two was Obamacare," Romney said.
Romney said that "Obamacare was massive" for "any lower-income Hispanic family … For the Hispanic household, my guess is [median income] is lower than that, maybe it's forty thousand a year. For a home earning let's say thirty thousand a year, free health care, which is worth about ten thousand dollars a year, I mean is massive, it's huge.
"It's a proven political strategy, which is giving a bunch of money to a group and, guess what, they'll vote for you," he added. "Immigration we can solve, but the giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with."
Romney's comments come at a time when Republicans are doing some soul searching about how they can better appeal to groups that strongly favored Obama, including Latinos and young people.
Two Republican presidential candidates -- Mitt Romney, the actual nominee, and Ron Paul, the three-time wannabe -- delivered their versions of "the truth" Wednesday.
Both were frank. One was delusional. One was rational. I'll let you decide which was which.
Romney -- speaking like a guy who thought he would win, who knew he should win, and who just blew a large fortune trying to win -- became the poster child for the term "sore loser":
"The Obama campaign was following the old playbook of giving a lot of stuff to groups that they hoped they could get to vote for them and be motivated to go out to the polls, specifically the African American community, the Hispanic community and young people," Romney told hundreds of donors during a telephone town hall Wednesday. "In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups."
And what did Santa Claus, er, President Obama, dole out to win over those voters? Why, such goodies as healthcare reform, including health coverage for students up to age 26 on their parents' insurance plans and free contraception coverage. Oh, and partial forgiveness of college loan interest. And support for the Dream Act, or what Romney called "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants.
In other words, as my colleague James Rainey points out, that apology issued by Romney during the campaign, when he said he had been "just completely wrong" about "the 47%" -- that was Mitt the political animal talking. The real Mitt showed up again Wednesday. The Bain Capital Mitt. The guy who didn't mind firing people.
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