Skip to comments.New 'Mobile Politics' App May Stop Obama
Posted on 06/11/2012 8:17:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
But will Republicans adopt it in time?
Last year, Catholic Online reported on Obama's secret edge in the upcoming 2012 election. Now, according to Politico, the depth of that advantage is being brought to light. The advantage is so great that despite sagging poll numbers, Obama just may have the advantage he needs to win the election.
No politician before Obama has ever delved so deeply into your personal life to earn your vote. According to Politico, the Obama camp even "knows who your mother voted for in the last election." It's not quite an exaggeration either.
In a Chicago office, more than 150 people are mining, aggregating, and sorting data on all aspects of your life. It's much more than name and party affiliation, it's your personal details, including everything you post to your social networks. Using this data, Obama is able to classify you and eventually target you with a very precise message aimed at your personal sensitivities.
For example, if environmental issues concern you, you may get a message or an advertisement from the Obama campaign that claims success on environmental issues and promises more.
Timed right, it could be just the message you need to hear to win your vote for Obama.
This is not Obama's first rodeo with technology. In 2008, Obama used social media to devastating effect. Now in 2012, we can expect more of the same, but with far greater power and efficiency.
Why this matters
Barring an unforeseen revelation or gaffe, the 2012 presidential election is expected to be a close one. And although Obama has more money than Romney and is poised to outspend him, money isn't going to be the deciding factor this time around...
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This could easily backfire on them. If the team that contacts a potential voter looks like they are too familiar with the voter’s background, the effect isn’t clever or chummy, but creepy. All Mitt Romney needs to say here is that he isn’t spying on voters.
This is really creepy!
At this point, who is honestly “undecided”? Zero has a record now - and it aint pretty. Data mining is not going to sway ANY votes.
Generates lots of names under which a ‘donation’ can be entered for the fraud-in-chief.
Fax me some brain bleach.
I don’t know about that. Rather than thinking it’s creepy, the average ObaMao voters will think it means he really cares about them.
Never say never, I suppose! But it’s not going to sit too easy with the civil libertarian segment of liberal voters.
what did the ghost do? it vanished.
Once again, it is going to be about the economy.
There's a thought -- an army, a veritable army, of "Chinese monks" (shades of Pauline Kanchanalak and her beaucoup supergenerous Buddhist monks who gave big bucks to Al Gore for Clinton-Gore '96: part of Chinagate) who can "donate" (launder) unlimited foreign reptile money into Barky's "campaign" (slush fund, sump, whatever).
They could take in billions and nobody would ever know about it, because the Chicago Boys, continued in office, could suppress any investigation.
The Pubbies ought to run a few ads featuring choice scenes with phony intimacy and eyeball scans from the Tom Cruise dystopian sci-fi thriller, Minority Report.
Maybe throw in a few needle-toting mechanical spiders.
With the crop of feckless oath breaker republicans we now have running the HOuse, investigating can look like a chinese fire drill and a Keystone cops run all wrapped up in one. I believe ‘feckless’ fits the fools.