From a FiveThirtyEight.com report on the "enthusiasm gap" between the two campaigns, based on systematic visits to Obama and McCain local offices around the USA:
These ground campaigns do not bear any relationship to one another. One side has something in the neighborhood of five million volunteers all assigned to very clear and specific pieces of the operation, and the other seems to have something like a thousand volunteers scattered throughout the country.A comment:
I live in California and volunteered one weekend for Obama in Washoe County Nevada and was so impressed by the size and organization of the Obama campaign. There were at least 1,000 of us ready to work for Obama at 9AM on a Saturday morning, and the campaign said that what we were doing had been happening every weekend for weeks.Another comment:
Frankly, I'm appalled at the blatant journalism that is evident in this story. It's almost as though you've gone around the country actually observing what is going on in terms of the ground game, and reported on it.