So, Was That Really The Best Use Of 1.3 Billion Dollars For The Republican Party?

The Republican Party’s infrastructure is dilapidated. Our get out the vote efforts are way behind the Democrats and we do very little minority outreach of significance. Additionally, our marketing/data research, new media, most of our Tea Party groups, voter registration, and activist training efforts are all starved for funds.

Meanwhile,

Obama: $1.123 billion vs. Romney: $1.019 billion.

That’s the final fundraising tally in the most expensive presidential election ever, according to reports filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission by the rival campaigns and party committees.

…But Romney’s committees outspent Obama’s $292 million to $258 million, according to the reports. And Romney’s spending advantage widened to $337 million to $279 million when taking into consideration the super PACs devoted to the rivals, the pro-Obama Priorities USA Action and the pro-Romney Restore Our Future.

So, as a party, we spent 1.3 billion dollars to flip North Carolina and Indiana, drop 2 Senate seats and lose 8 House seats. Does that suggest we’re allocating our resources wisely? The question answers itself.

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2 Responses to So, Was That Really The Best Use Of 1.3 Billion Dollars For The Republican Party?

  1. Al Lebo says:

    I’m glad you brought this up. There is a tradition in the soon to be extinct GOP of top loading campaigns, that is hiring hugely expensive ineffective political consultants and ad agencies while letting the rank and file, (what used to be called the grass roots before the Dimocrats pushed medical marijuana) wither on the vine. My personal experience was in the early Pataki years here in NY. We had trainers up here from Newt for candidates, candidate managers and committee people for about two years and things flourished. Then the money went to Madison Avenue and we hit the dumpers. Why is this? Skim. Kickbacks. Whatever you want to call it. I can remember when Rick Lazio was running against Satan herself and we kept asking for lawn signs, bumper stickers etc. Finally, the FRIDAY before the election we showed up at the Albany Airport for a shindig where there were thousands of signs etc and no one had bothered to tell those attending to bring trucks. After Loser-O lost to Chillery his campaign was $2M in debt. Funny how that works out. The “leaders” of my soon to be ex party like Karl Rove are getting rich and we are getting Democrats.

  2. BUCK GREY says:

    As a CONSPIRACY theorist , I believe there is a programmer (probably a HACKER) who is now wearing a concrete overcoat after writing a’ DO LOOP’ into code for electronic voting machines.This code could have have been set up to record every 5th or 8th or 10th vote or as needed to be recorded for the other candidate. At the end of so the day,it would self delete so no trace could ever be found and no one would be alive to leak it.

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