election 2012

John Heilemann on Morning Joe: Romney Campaign Was ‘Stuck in the Past’

On Morning Joe today, John Heilemann offered a damning analogy: If the Obama campaign was “Deep Blue,” the chess computer that beat Garry Kasparov, the Romney campaign was a couple of guys hunched around an abacus. While he largely credits a “technologically ascendant” Obama campaign for Tuesday’s win, Heilemann points to Ohio for the Democrats’ most dramatic coup — African-American voter turnout in the battleground state increased from eleven percent in 2008 to fifteen percent in 2012. The Obama camp managed to turn Ohio blue by finding “ … votes that [the Romney campaign] didn’t know existed.”

Heilemann: Romney Campaign ‘Stuck in the Past’