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"Demoralized" Republicans go to Obama School: “We weren’t even running in the same race."


BuzzFeed managed to get an off the record panel discussion on the record by talking to the attendees of a Harvard Institute of Politics Campaign Managers Conference, where they analyzed the winning and losing 2012 election campaigns.

Correction: Demoralized Republican attendees who went to Obama School (literally) to learn how to win an election.

The manager of one Republican presidential campaign actually said, "We got our butts kicked, so I’m going to school." See? Literally.

Team Obama's superbly super duper superior technology and political techniques were apparently obvious to everyone but Team Romney who, as you may recall, kept insisting and believing that they were winning.

One Romney aide tried to convince Obama digital director Teddy Goff to join forces with Zac Moffatt, who ran Romney's digital efforts. [...]

When it was the Obama team’s turn to discuss their strategy, the room was packed with Republicans. [...]

Republican operatives from Rick Perry’s data-driven strategist Dave Carney, to Mark Block, Herman Cain’s chain-smoking campaign manager, filled the room, many visibly taking notes.

Here's the money quote:

We weren’t even running in the same race,” one downtrodden Romney aide told BuzzFeed after hearing the details of the Obama operation. “They were just amazing.”

Why yes, yes they were, and ...


Team Obama serves the press cookies that Mitt Romney said, "came from the local 7-eleven, bakery, or whatever.“



I'm sure most of you will remember this moment of Willard's War on Cookies, aka CookieGate:

Yes, back in April, Just Like Us Mitt proved that he couldn't recognize a specially baked cookie if he tripped over one in the kitchen of one of his mansions.

He actually thought he was relating to Pennsylvania voters in that video, comparing a batch of cookies from a mom-and-pop store to those mass-produced for 7-Eleven stores:

“I’m not sure about these cookies. They don’t look like you made them,” Romney said to the woman sitting next to him “No, no. They came from the local 7-eleven, bakery, or whatever.

The comments quickly spread on Twitter, with some pointing to the remarks as an example of Romney being out of touch to the point of confusing 7-11 with a bakery.

At least he didn't call them "chocolate goodies."

Today, TPM caught this tweet:

Oh, snap.

I love TPM's line, "It’s not exactly the same as driving a campaign bus around a rival’s event and honking the horn." No, it's also not as infantile, unprofessional, annoying, loud, and pointless.


Quickie: Obama campaign mocks Mitt Romney's hypocrisy



Today's Quickie:

Via LiveWire, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina:

“Any time Romney trying to say someone’s out of touch is a little difficult when he’s shopping for car elevators.”

But at least he wears studied-casual pressed jeans and Everyman USA-rolled-up sleeves.

That was today's Quickie. Was it good for you?


VIDEO- Eva Longoria: Mitt Romney is "probably on the wrong side of every issue that is important to Latinos."


Eva Longoria is an Obama campaign co-chair:

Willard Romney is "probably on the wrong side of every issue that is important to Latinos."

But you can rest assured he sure does love them cheesy tacos.


Obama campaign sets up 'Truth Team'


FTW. Making it easy for us to debunk is incredibly smart. I'm always googling to refute wingnut emails and this just makes it one stop shopping.

President Obama's re-election team is seeking help from Internet and on-the-ground backers to spread the word about Obama's record in office, and to bash his Republican critics.

The purpose of the "Truth Team" is to "promote the president's achievements, respond to attacks on his record and hold the eventual Republican nominee accountable," said the announcement from the Obama re-election team.

The overall website -- -- includes three specialty websites: (devoted to Obama's record), (attacking Republicans), and (responding to critical GOP ads).

"The sites also contain tools for sharing materials via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail, and empowers supporters to take further action by volunteering, writing letters to the editor, sending postcards to undecided voters with information about the president's record, and more," said the Obama announcement.


Obama Campaign Pulls In More Than $55 Million in 3Q


Sweet. Via Taegan-

The Obama campaign "is likely to beat its $55 million target for combined third-quarter contributions to joint party and presidential committees -- but likely to lag behind its record-breaking second-quarter haul," Politico reports.

"Campaign manager Jim Messina told a meeting of Democratic donors in Chicago earlier this month that Obama was aiming for the $55 million benchmark. But even Obama's critics think it will be more. After all, campaign officials were predicting $60 million in the days before Obama's team announced a combined $85 million second-quarter take in July."