Boring. I'm sure Obama, RNC, DNC and most others use similar methods and
have for some time. When I've helped with a local UT campaign years ago, I
was able to work from a list of names of voters. It showed names, addresses and
if they voted in the primary or the general election (but not who they voted
for, just that they voted.) We used it to make phone calls, mail flyers,
etc.You're not an effective leader if you are using the
knowledge and information. As accurately quoted in "Sneakers"; It
isn't who controls the money, it's who controls the
information."As one poster said, "YAWN"
My life-long Democratic spouse has recently been getting frequent texts on his
blackberry from Romney. Apparently Romney has found his name on the data mining
list. @LostinDCYou continually overlook the part in the
article, "The effort by Romney appears to be the FIRST example of a
political campaign using such EXTENSIVE data analysis."You
frequently resort to immature name-calling. (Obama=BO, me=truthmocker)
Apparently DN doesn't have standards which prohibit name-calling?
furry,so did you receive money from BO in response to his solicitation,
since his worth is negative?
This is the only part of the article that really gave me pause "The fate of
the presidency may depend on who raises more money in the campaign," not
because Romeny has recently out raised Obama or because Romney did something
wrong (which it does not appear he did) but because this seems to have been
money seems to have bought elections for far to long.
Re: Furry1993 Clearfield, UT"I sent him many times more than he is
worth. I sent him a penny."I don't know that the many
people he served during his 13 years as a bishop and then stake president would
agree with your assessment. We will never know how many people who were
suffering in mind and body he was able to help lift up.I'm sure
he will appreciate your offering. Coupled with all the other donations he is
receiving it may be what he needs to win in November.
I received a contribution solicitation from Romney. I sent him many times more
than he is worth. I sent him a penny.
Mr. Obama want to play politics Chicago style and would be a lot happier if Mr.
Romney would tie one hand behind his back like John McCain did. Well, it
isn't going to happen.
Oh Good grief!There is nothing secret about this program. It is just
another hit piece. Here are facts to consider:Program
developed out of a program developed in spatial Geography KD Tree. Used to
analyze communities to determine households. Used mainly by retailers to
determine where to build based on the program determining who would buy what or
has what based on the community they live in. EVERY SHOPPING CENTER IN THE
COUNTRY AND EVERY RETAILER uses this SECRET(hahaha) program. It is
also adapted to be used in fundraising by many non profits. So what the author
has done is 1. Avoided condemning the Obama campaign and every other campaign in
the United States for using the same program!2. Has accused many retailers
and commercial property developers of some SECRET plan.3. Has accused many
non-profits, school systems, advertizers, and local governments of some Secret
plan.You see it is absurd to read this article and assume something
secret that is accessible by any business or government needing to use it! No
secret at all. The only conspiracy is the left wing attack on Romney Ryan by the
left wing media AP is part of!
2/3 of the way through the article, the AP finally mentions BO does something
similar, only they don't make BO's methods sound so sinister.and you know what? no one holds a gun to the potential donors' heads and
makes them contribute.
Money is what causes our politicians to make bad decisions.All
money. Union, Corporate, LobbyAnd it corrupts both parties.If we are serious about this issue, quit carping about what the other
side is doing and hold YOUR own side accountable.Does anyone NOT
think that these contributions require payback?Band together, both R
and D and work to get ALL money out of politics. Not just what the other side
Yawn, yet another distraction from the issues facing voters this fall.This article proves the effective resourcing of a businessman who could go to
work for the people of the United States to solve their problems with the
economy, immigration, foreign relations, national debt and unemployment after
inauguration day 2009.I was also recently energized to hear that the
Romney team has come up with a plan to make the United States independent from
foreign energy by the year 2020.