Obama's superior ground game

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    STERLING, Virginia -- A giant chalkboard takes up a wall in this unassuming office suite hung with Obama signs, one of more than 60 campaign offices for the president in this battleground state. On it is drawn a calendar of the final weeks before the election. Phone banks, canvasses, and campaign events are marked in color-coded chalk. And every Saturday through Nov. 6, in capital letters, is marked "DRY RUN" -- a precision-timed Election Day simulation drill, where everything from data reporting to snacks is rehearsed down to the minute.

    Forget the polls, the debates, the last-minute ads and volleys of insults. This is how the Obama campaign plans to win the election.

    Four years ago, Barack Obama built the largest grassroots organization in the history of American politics. After the election, he never stopped building, and the current operation, six years in the making, makes 2008 look like "amateur ball," in the words of Obama's national field director Jeremy Bird. Republicans insist they, too, have come a long way in the last four years. But despite the GOP's spin to the contrary, there's little reason to believe Mitt Romney commands anything comparable to Obama's ground operation.

    Obama's Edge: The Ground Game That Could Put Him Over the Top - Molly Ball - The Atlantic
     
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    Well. You can always hope.
     
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    Just like the Wisconsin recall??

    Yep ya called that one right
     
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    I'm a firm believer that a good ground game is what wins elections - and I don't say that just because I'm a campaign field director.
     
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    Obiedoodle, you're no Adrian Peterson.
     
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    Ask Hillary Clinton and John McCain



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    Ralph Reed and the Right Wing Christian Bigot Brigades are there too. In Ohio, it will be a battle of Churches versus Unions.

     
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    Yes, the polls and debates no longer matter. LOL

    Funny how the Obamabots keep moving the goal post.
     
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    Polls are tools, debates do not matter all that much in the great scheme of things
     
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    Believe me, if you are a Willard guy, you don't want to talk about polls or the last two debates....:clap2:
     

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