Ground Game

We keep hearing that the presidential election this year may come down to who has the better ground game, and perhaps it will if Mitt Romney can manage to go a week or two without another self-inflicted verbal catastrophe.

But what kind of effective ground game can the Romney campaign possibly be cultivating if they are sending a fund-raising letter to someone like me?

Public election records that campaigns mine to target contributors and voters show that I’ve been registered in the same county for over 20 years, vote in essentially every election, and have never voted in a Republican contest in our open primary system.

Granted, I’m just one schmoe in a state that doesn’t matter at all strategically. But if the Romney folks are dropping mail pieces on people like me, then supporters who actually give money to his campaign should be seriously concerned about how their dollars are being spent.

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