“This is an insurgency, folks”. Always has been !
The legacy media, GOPe apparatus, punditry and professional political class continue to spin a negative narrative about: “Trump’s Ground Game”, “Trump’s Get-Out-The-Vote” apparatus, and a presumed weakness in Trump’s political “infrastructure needed to mobilize voters”.
However, all of those expressed opinions are driven by their collective naivete’ in understanding how Donald Trump constructs his business enterprises and personal endeavors. Politically, Donald Trump is off the grid – and as such almost all of his political endeavors are well under the traditional radar.
When your message is: “the system is broken”, you simply don’t use the system…
… the professionally political just don’t know how to relate to a politician who can generate his own political apparatus. But someone just leaked intel to Politico about “Trump’s Data Juggernaut” !
Notice no-one from the Trump campaign will talk about it. None of them are authorized to talk about it. Trump Inc is a private business, not publicly traded – a strong advantage in the business world allowing a business owner to maneuver faster than his/her competition.
Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has taken that same strategic advantage into the political world, and has constructed his own apparatus – allowing a similar nimble benefit.
(Via Politico) Donald Trump’s rivals cling to the hope that the surprise GOP presidential frontrunner lacks the know-how to lure supporters to the polls, but POLITICO has learned that his campaign several months ago assembled an experienced data team to build sophisticated models to transform fervor into votes.
The team is led by two low-profile former Republican National Committee data strategists, Matt Braynard and Witold Chrabaszcz, and includes assistance from the political data outfit L2, according to multiple sources familiar with the effort. The data push is focused on integrating information Trump has collected through his campaign website and at voter rallies on non-traditional or unregistered supporters. It also includes commercial data obtained from the RNC and other sources, in an effort to mobilize voters in key early states, the sources said.
Trump’s campaign, which seems to revel in stories suggesting that its candidate suffers from a lack of organization, declined to comment, as did Braynard and Chrabaszcz. And, while the extent of the campaign’s data program remains unclear, it’s likely to be less robust than those built by the more traditional campaigns of his rivals, including Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, who have each spent millions of dollars on data. (read more)