Skip to comments.Exclusive - Inside Orca: How the Romney Campaign Suppressed Its Own Vote
Posted on 11/08/2012 10:30:53 PM PST by stillonaroll
As Republicans try to explain their Election Day losses in terms of policy, tactics, and strategy, one factor is emerging as the essential difference between the Obama and Romney campaigns on November 6: the absolute failure of Romneys get-out-the-vote effort, which underperformed even John McCains lackluster 2008 turnout. One culprit appears to be Orca, the Romneys massive technology effort, which failed completely.
Likewise, Twitchy recorded widespread real-time complaints and criticisms on Twitter by Project Orca volunteers. At one point during Election Day, the system had malfunctioned so badly that desperate volunteers wondered if the program had been hacked.
Before the election, there was much fear-mongering on the Democratic side about the Republicans supposed plans to suppress turnout among Obama voters. After the election, GOP strategist Karl Rove accused the Obama campaign of suppressing the vote by running a negative campaign against Romney that kept voters at home.
The truth is much worse. There was, in fact, massive suppression of the Republican vote--by the Romney campaign, through the diversion of nearly 40,000 volunteers to a failing computer program.
There was no Plan B; there was only confusion, and silence.
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My only demand of the GOP is that it is someone conservative!
Conservative and politically savvy. Many are one but not the other.
My Day with ORCA
As someone who has been involved in the IT end of a national political campaign: “Absolutely 100% typical clusterf**k, resulting from having non-technical campaign flunkies “managing” the implementation.”
My doctor-of-computer-science friend (the one who retrieved my data the 2 times when my computer was wiped out) told me that what he saw regarding the emails that have been intercepted suggested the Department of Homeland Security, since they would be about the only ones who have the ability to do what has been done.
The stuff I’ve got going on is routine stuff for anybody who’s been seriously investigating Obama’s eligibility. But messing with somebody’s computer is small beans compared to the death threats made and/or carried out over this issue.
Sounds like Romney’s people were either greedy, incompetent, or traitors to his cause. Maybe all the above. Whether that explains everything or not, I don’t know. Murdering people is nothing to the Obama regime; I put nothing past them. We’ll probably never know the full story because nobody who can investigate will do so.
At one critical point in my research I had an email from a colleague (with damaging information about Obama’s birth record) that was intercepted and not delivered to me until 2 weeks after she sent it. I asked my doctor-of-computer-science friend how this could happen and he said that would be done at ISP level and as far as he knew could only be authorized by Dept of Homeland Security.
Or interference. If piddly little me can have my emails intercepted and not allowed to be delivered, then somebody like Romney and Ryan’s campaign would be an obvious target for the same kind of sabotage.
What I think happened is than Romney’s team pulled a Bain Capital and outsourced the programming to the lowest bidder, probably in India! Forget Republican or Democratic programmers. Start by hiring American programmers!
Oh, and like the IT techs have pointed out, you NEVER roll out new software without a lot of testing and training. Sounds like Romney saved money there too by omitting those steps.
If the Republican Party is too stupid to run an election, how can they be trusted to run the country?!?
Any competent IT person would tell you that this was a disaster waiting to happen. So buck up, take responsibility for YOUR failures and fix them for the next election. Blame others and you’ll never learn and you’ll lose yet again.