NYT/Nate Silver: GOP Lack of Techno Talent Hurts Campaigns

In Silicon Valley, Technology Talent Gap Threatens G.O.P. Campaigns:

It does not require an algorithm to deduce that the sort of employees who may be willing to donate substantial money to a political campaign may also be those who would consider working for it.
Since Democrats had the support of 80 percent or 90 percent of the best and brightest minds in the information technology field, it shouldn’t be surprising that Mr. Obama’s information technology infrastructure was viewed asstate-of-the-art exemplary, whereas everyone from Republican volunteers to Silicon Valley journalists havecriticized Mr. Romney’s systems. Mr. Romney’s get-out-the-vote application, Project Orca, is widely viewed as having failed on Election Day, perhaps contributing to a disappointing Republican turnout.

Nate Silver had a great track record in polling the last election. Unfortunately.




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