I still find it amazing that the Obama campaign found the votes they did in November. They found a way to convince people that don’t know anything, don’t care, and are suffering economically to all get to the polls. How does an organization get millions of apathetic people to simultaneously get up and go stand in line to vote? Then they all return home and tune out anything of substance again. It is surprising, and one hell of a logistics effort.
(yes, some is fraud, but the fact is they got much higher turnout that they should in this environment. Essentially, they convinced millions to go out despite the fact that they are not doing well in the current environment)
One factor - superb organization for “early voting.”
Minneapolis - chartered buses brought groups of new Somali citizens to “early open” polling places.
Miami - after listening to passionate pro-Obama sermons, Black church members were guided directly onto chartered buses and taken to vote “early.”
Second factor - superb targeting of niche Democratic voters in toss up states.
A woman I went to school with is the Director of a tax exempt organization in North Carolina that registers poor white women to vote, provides them with voter information, and gets them to the polls.
Her husband is the principal fund raiser. They are both exceptionally bright and committed. And they both earn well into six figures.
I don't know how Conservatives compete against that.
Certainly NOT by imitation!
Our voting blocs are completely different.
Our political temperament is completely different.