|John E at AoSHQ explains what went wrong with ORCA...|
I haven't been this sad since Free Willy died...
The Orca story—it just gets worse and worse and worse and worse and worse: commentarymagazine.com/2012/11/09/rom… @commentary
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) November 9, 2012
ICYMI: Team Romney tries to excuse their ORCA failure. I respond. minx.cc/?post=334825
— John Ekdahl, Jr. (@JohnEkdahl) November 10, 2012
Was ORCA’s failure the reason why Romney lost Virginia by almost 116,000 votes, Ohio by 103,000, Iowa by 88,000 or why Florida is still, days later, too close to call? It’s impossible to know what a Romney campaign with working GOTV technology would have been able to accomplish. Ekdahl explained that with the failure of Project ORCA’s organization and its later meltdown on Election Day “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.” The possibility that all of the efforts of Romney’s campaign, all of the enthusiasm, went unharnessed and dormant on Election Day when they could’ve at least led to a closer election result, if not a victory, is becoming beyond frustrating for thousands of his staffers, for the millions of Americans who gave their time and money to elect Mitt Romney president as they come to learn just what a disaster ORCA seems to have been.Twitchy: Epic Orca Disaster
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