The problem was none of that. The prez didn’t have an “efficient campaign organization”. His turnout was 9 MILLION lower than in 2008. The problem is that somehow, despite the disaster his incumbency has been, the “Republican” voter base didn’t turn out in enough numbers to kick him out. Somewhere along the line, several million Republican voters disappeared too.
Here is where they went, 2,186,986 strong and vowed to not vote for Mitt, so they had rather have Satan. Here are the numbers you are looking for.
Re: “Several million Republican voters disappeared.”
Saw an interesting appraisal on that.
The thinking is that virtually the entire GOP campaign was run in just 10 or 12 states.
For instance, here in Washington state I didn’t see one Romney ad after the primaries.
The best way to check this?
Compare 2008 GOP turnout in swing states to 2012 turnout.
If it’s the same or higher for Romney, then we know that turnout collapsed in solidly Red states, perhaps because no one was campaigning there.
If anyone can link me to a database on this, it would save a lot of time.