Skip to comments.Romney’s Get Out the Vote Fiasco (Project ORCA - Must Read)
Posted on 11/09/2012 3:43:19 PM PST by mojito
The Wednesday before the election, Mitt Romney sent a special message to volunteers about a special project his campaign was working on: With state of the art technology and an extremely dedicated group of volunteers, our campaign will have an unprecedented advantage on election day. What is it they say about something that sounds too good to be true? It probably is. That was the case with the Romney campaigns Project ORCA.
The idea behind Project ORCA was simple, albeit far too complex in execution. Romneys Boston headquarters wanted a way to track who had been to the polls in swing states, and who had not. It was the most complicated GOTV (get out the vote) effort in GOP history.
Starting in the early afternoon, reports were coming in from across swing states that ORCA had crashed. That morning, when Shoshanna [a GOTV volunteer] was on the phone with Boston, she was told the system was crashing, unable to withstand thousands of simultaneous log-ins. The system had never been stress tested and couldnt handle the crush of traffic all at once. Thousands of man-hours went into designing and implementing a program that was useful on one day and one day only, and on that day, it crashed. My source familiar with the campaign described it this way, It was a giant [mess] because a political operative sold a broken product with no support or backup plan. Just another arrogant piece of the arrogant Romney campaign.
(Excerpt) Read more at commentarymagazine.com ...
Read the whole sickening thing.
Personally I’ll worry about this kind of stupid stuff after we stop voter fraud.
we have already read it since this is probably the 10th time it has been posted.
Willie and Orca...
2 whales of failure...
Dems perfected big city machine politics and voter fraud more than a century ago and they're still going strong.
But the GOP better be able to do better than this. Or they can get used to losing a lot more often.
and I get more inspired each time I see it...
The CEO-in-chief proved to be not such an expert after all...
We tried the same thing in Wisconsin in 2002 for Gov. McCallum and it didn’t work then either. Then we tried it with Palm Pilots in 2004, and it didn’t work then either.
Well, there's your first problem. Come to think about it, it's really the biggest problem - a former NE liberal governor who lost.
I wonder who sold him the software, was it google, Facebook or some other 0bama supporting company.
Obama didn’t win any state that hate voter ID laws. We need MORE.
sounds like stuff you deal with all the time!
... and they don't test project Orca to make sure it will work at the critical moment.
If that's not proof that the man would have been the perfect choice for a government job I don't know what is.
They've been around for years - and just like usual - all too many find all kinds of reasons to not vote.
Will you stop with the Obama didn’t win any state that has voter ID laws crap? I live in OH and we HAVE voter ID - and obama took Ohio. Probably fraudulently, but he won it just the same. I keep reading this same line on every thread and its not true.
It's a great idea, but it should be in development now with testing planned for 2014. Of course, by 2016, technology will have moved on [and that must be accounted for in the design,] but a database is a database.
This sounds like a typical political cluster-you-know-what. The concept, IMHO, is sound.
OK, now I get what this is about.
Feel free to rag on the messenger.