A Contrast from 2008

As voters in a swing state, in 2008 my wife and I got lots of letters, phone calls, and visits to our home–but they were all from the Obama campaign.  Not a peep was hurt from the under-funded and poorly managed McCain campaign.  So far this Summer, though, we’ve already had a Romney volunteer at our door, and just got our first robocall from the campaign.  Meanwhile, none of the eager young Obama volunteers who seemed ubiquitous in our neighborhood four years ago have reappeared this Summer.  I understand that this is a ridiculously small sample size, but it certainly suggests that the ground war is going to be much more competitive this year.