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Tip for GOP: Take up busing

Chad Groening   (OneNewsNow.com) Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A conservative political pundit says the Republicans will have to "rent buses and vans" if they hope to avoid the kind of defeat they suffered in last month's election.

Blackwell

In the weeks following the Republican defeat, political pundits are learning that the Obama campaign's ground game was perhaps the most decisive factor in the defeat of Mitt Romney. Morton Blackwell of the Leadership Institute says President Obama and his left-wing allies simply out-campaigned Mitt Romney and his conservative allies on the ground.

"Starting in 2008, they were still with their same internal campaign leadership," Blackwell explains. "They were still compiling detailed records of people's preferences, and they got their people out to vote on Election Day in huge numbers, and the Republican Party did not."

So if the Republican Party wants to compete, he submits that it needs to take up busing.

"How many buses and vans were rented to use to haul Obama voters to the polls compared to the numbers of buses and vans that were used to get Romney voters to the polls?" the Leadership Institute spokesman poses. "I'll bet you 95 percent of the provided transportation was given to carefully pre-identified Obama voters."

Blackwell adds that instead of just spending a billion dollars on television advertising, the GOP needs to build a permanent organization capable of waging the same kind of professional ground campaign as the Democrats.


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