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November 7th, 2012
07:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Analysis: Obama won with a better ground game

(CNN) – Two days before Election Day, Vice President Joe Biden paid a visit to foot soldiers serving on the front lines of the 2012 campaign: suburban Colorado. Early voting had been under way in the Western battleground for weeks; the Obama team was counting on a volunteer army to deliver the state.

The polls in the race's final weeks had careened back and forth between razor-thin Obama and Romney leads. But Biden told the volunteers he wasn't worried - and they were the reason: "The ground operation which you guys represent is the best in the history of presidential politics."

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  1. Rudy NYC

    Actually, word of mouth is the best advertising, be it for or against you.

    November 7, 2012 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  2. Mel

    Obama won with better ideas, a consistent message and by not having a party of crazies dragging him down. I am not sure Romney had a chance with so many Republicans seeming to give a nod and a wink to rape and attacking women.

    November 7, 2012 09:14 am at 9:14 am |