Did Hipster Tech Really Save the Obama Campaign?


Obama field organizers will be studied by every future campaign.

The new analysts did something unheard of by profiling and targeting unlikely voters. That transformed registration from a passive activity — sitting at a folding table in a supermarket parking lot — into something active and much more efficient.

Mitt Romney is still flat footed and in shock that he lost a race that he honestly believed was his.

Read more at wired.com.

16 Comments

  1. Pool Keepers Son

    June 4, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    We ain’t one at a timin here

    • FanBoy1

      June 5, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Pool Keepers Son Anytime someone can work in a Pappy O’Daniel reference….. I say BRAVO.

  2. TheDonCarpenter

    June 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Yeah, you can’t just sit at a table. You have to pick up the van load of illegals and drive them to ten polling stations, as well.

    • Vickroy

      June 5, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      aint noobdy got time for that.

  3. stoogemcclassy

    June 4, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    No, buying off the “urban” vote with expanded welfare and Obamaphones won it

    • TheDonCarpenter

      June 4, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      stoogemcclassy Not just the “urban” vote, either. Plenty of lazy white fucks out there, too.

    • cal5000

      June 5, 2013 at 2:50 am

      stoogemcclassy Yeah cause 7 percent of the population can dominate an election…

      • stoogemcclassy

        June 5, 2013 at 7:50 am

        Only 57% of eligible voters show up and the urban minorities and rural blacks all heavilly turned out for obama. Also, the electoral college weighs state victories by their urban votes, just look at the Illinois results. White trash generally won’t vote obama because they are historically republican no matter what, but they a large % of eligibles that didn’t turn out. So knowing all this, is it easier to influence turnout by bribing urban areas with welfare programs and bussing caravans of urban blacks to the polls which are close by? Much more bang for the buck than trying to mobilize a million trailer parks all spread out in the rural poverty belt.

      • cal5000

        June 5, 2013 at 11:57 am

        stoogemcclassy Sigh…Obama didn’t invent welfare and the President can’t expand it either that takes local government and Congress. Who gives a fuck if Whites are too lazy or spread out to vote? That’s the GOPs problem not mine. Whining about something being too hard or getting bang for the buck is just crazytalk, those same poor White people didn’t like Romney or today’s batshit crazy GOP.
        But hey, whine all you want about GOP created cell phone programs and lazy White People…enjoy the slide.

  4. Cletus from Brooklyn

    June 4, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Still waiting for that change we can believe in…

    • REDDYROG

      June 5, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Cletus from Brooklyn I think we got the :change” most of us were worried about.

  5. Greatly Fatigued

    June 4, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Hipsters by definition cannot do math, so it is impossible that their technology did anything for Obama.  
    Big Data is the closest thing to hipster in the science world.  Learn VERY basic statistics and probability and you will have the power to overturn most Big Data ‘conclusions’.

    • cal5000

      June 5, 2013 at 2:49 am

      Greatly Fatigued Thats fucking retarded crybaby talk–plenty of hipsters are actually smart kids.
      Dont confuse Pepper the Drug addict with normal hipsters.

  6. Beer

    June 5, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Now you get audited if you voted against the chosen one

  7. Aria Taint

    June 5, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Vote for me get a free knit hat and skinny jeans.

  8. Vickroy

    June 5, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Just reinforces that the Republican party is completely in effective and out of touch. How the hell do you lose to a black man in this racist ass country!? Twice!?