abb3w: mrshowrules: The GOP has lost two cohorts of young people.Only if you measure cohorts by decade rather than the more usual span of a generation. Using the Strauss-Howe demarcations, the GOP have functionally lost the GenY voters, but they're still working on losing GenX. At the rate they're screwing up, though, even the Boomers are teetering, and the only reason they've any prospects with GenZ is that the GOP has a dozen years to get their act together and rewrite their platform completely before the Z's start voting.Of course, there's a good chance the Z's will have spent their adolescence with "Republican" being synonymous with "idiot"....
jake_lex: You know, in the end, I don't think that first debate was as big a deal for the campaign as everyone thought at the time. Romney won absolutely none of the swing states he was targeting, which shows he was unable to make a case for why voters should ditch Obama for him. I think people did think that Romney did a better job in that debate, but at the same time, it didn't make them any more likely to vote for him because they also knew he was lying his ass off and just saying what he thought they wanted to hear.
mrshowrules: The gap between GOP the and the DNC in terms of information technology could easily expand. In 2016, some enterprising company is going to be selling the GOP a re-packaged version of what the DNC was using in 2012 (but really it won't quite be that good). Meanwhile the DNC will have been using it and perfecting it for 8 years. Who knows what bells and whistles they will add to it by then.The GOP has lost two cohorts of young people. Many of which will self-identify with the DNC for the rest of their life. Winning feels good and leave a positive impression. At the same time the GOP base is literally dying faster than DNC voters. Add the growing Latino population and it doesn't even seem like a fair fight.
CorporatePerson: Obama won by being more competent and business savvy than Romney.But at least the Republicans succeeded in believing in themselves and having high self esteem while they were failing.
TwistedFark: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: I wonder, a little, if the biggest problem the Republican party faces in the future won't actually be their policies, but their inability to attract the kind of people that are on the cutting edge of social media and organization tool development to their campaigns. Look at where the talent in that sector of our economy is, and look how they tend to vote.
Insatiable Jesus: Why am I sure the GOP is about to get taken to the cleaners by software people?
ghare: So, Romney the 65-year-old "businessman" who hasn't actually run a business since the 90's didn't understand new technology?He'd have been a lousy "CEO of America." Deserved to lose.
brigid_fitch: There was a definite shift in the polls immediately following that first debate. Nate Silver shows Obama losing 40 electoral votes in just a week after the debate, a decline that took him a month to regain. My own personal theory is that the 1st debate gave the Undecideds (who weren't media trolls & attention whores) the courage & justification to finally admit they were voting for Romney all along.
Uranus Is Huge!: Meanwhile the Romney campaign use cutting edge tools like MySpace and Google+ to reach out to their tech-savvy supporter.
Epoch_Zero: And yet he pummeled the "Business" candidate. Suck it, subby.
thamike: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x680]But can you smell what Barack is cooking?
Rapmaster2000: Uranus Is Huge!: Meanwhile the Romney campaign use cutting edge tools like MySpace and Google+ to reach out to their tech-savvy supporter.I was thinking AOL.
fatassbastard: It's pretty laughable that the author of TFA seems to think this makes Obama look bad, when it actually reads like an endorsement for SalesForce.com. "SalesForce.com: We're so good, we helped elect a President!"
quatchi: I'm not sure either subby or the article writer are suggesting that it was bad or wrong of Obama to have utilized an already existing tech product in order to run a better, tighter more savvy campaign.I may have missed something, of course,
Lionel Mandrake: Not news. We all know how smart and, organized efficient Obama's campaign was.
bronyaur1: Epoch_Zero: And yet he pummeled the "Business" candidate. Suck it, subby.This is what is so hilarious - Romney had NEVER run anything bigger than a firm with a few hundred people until he was governor. Four years as the leader of a state with 1/50th of the population of the US, no military (yeah, the National Guard isn't exactly the US Army or no foreign policy of consequence. Obama actually had a GREAT deal more actual managerial experience.The fact that Obama put together an organization that utterly cleaned Romney's clock is pretty much the proof in the pudding.
firefly212: quatchi: I'm not sure either subby or the article writer are suggesting that it was bad or wrong of Obama to have utilized an already existing tech product in order to run a better, tighter more savvy campaign.I may have missed something, of course,The GOP is the party that ran with a campaign of "asking for any bang for your tax buck makes you greedy"... is it really a shock that they're against efficiency after this last cycle?/brought to you by the people who voted for Medicare Part D, but made sure the government can't negotiate bulk prices, because socialism.
Animatronik: ...tons of executive experience.
Animatronik: you guys have elected a 21st century president, and you're going to get the 21st century currency inflation and poverty you deserve, courtesy of the govt you earned
mrshowrules: The Lone Gunman: Wait, are you saying that Obama's experience as a community organizer benefited him when it came to gauging how the man on the street feels about varying issues?HAH! It's funny because Obama used to be a community organizer.Remember that scene in Knight's Tale where they all laugh at his thin, light armour and then he deftly jumps on his horse and they stop laughing. That is what it makes me think of.
mrshowrules: I look at this biological/primal sense also. At all of these rallies, celebrations and ultimately the victory parties surrounding the DNC campaign, there were likely many people getting laid. Many young people getting laid. Those people are going to associate some combination of victory, hope, love, sex and happiness with the DNC party.
Gonz: "Republicans are idiots."
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