Delegates not showing up for conventions?Submitted by the_chiefe71 on Sun, 04/22/2012 - 23:28
So let me get this straight:
We have "Get out the vote" GOTV programs for ordinary voters in caucuses and primaries.
But we had problems with our own DELEGATES showing up for CD conventions in Missouri?!? How can this be possible, it is incomprehensible! Don't have a basic program of "Get out to show up for convention" for delegates?
We had 10000 people showing up at UCLA with kids climbing in trees to see the President. We had over 6000 people at rally in a place like Berkeley. There were kids climbed up on roof of little structure next to the library to see him, because they couldn't get a good viewing spot in crowd. I know, I saw them with my own eyes that night. We had over 4000 people in atrocious weather in Philadelphia today.
Clearly, we have the most passionate and knowledgeable supporter base, Obamney cannot come anywhere close to it. The numbers are also there, don't let anyone tell you that. (Recent head-to-head Polling data confirms this.)
In light of this, I cannot possibly imagine failure of DELEGATES to show up for conventions. We're not talking of ordinary voters here. What's going on, is there something the campaign could be doing more about this?