martes, 11 de septiembre de 2012

En Florida, los dos bandos están mejor organizados que en 2008

Tampa Bay Times:

We all know about the vaunted Barack Obama grass roots campaign, which in Florida now includes nearly 80 field offices, hundreds of full time staffers and the recent addition of 1,100 "Fellows" - specially trained organizers who commit to devoting at least 20 hours a week to turning out the vote. It stands to make the campaign's unprecedented 2008 effort in Florida look like amateur hour.

But don't underestimate how much stronger the GOP/Mitt Romney ground game is this year compared to four years ago. This last weekend featured another "Super Saturday" statewide voter outreach effort.

Per the campaign:

•   Last week it contacted nearly 1 million voters in Florida.
•   Over 5.5 million voter contacts year to date.
•    That includes 16 times more phone calls than 2008.
•    77 times more door knocks than this time in ’08.