|1) How many campaign managers were there?
2) How many times did they restructure the decision making tree?
3) How many different strategies did they have?
4)How did they only plan for a max budget of $20 million when they ended up with closer to $40M?
5) Why did they not anticipate and better counter the opposition's messaging?
6) Who really thought it would be a good idea to run a No campaign with green check marks and "Equality for All" as the slogan?
7) Who made the decision not to strongly make the argument that Obama opposes 8 to his supporters?
8) Who decided that not having a true ground game was a path to victory?
9) Who thought that paid phones to voters were more effective than grassroots supporters making calls?
10) Who put together an out of state phone banking program and then never really effectively launched it.
11) Who thought it was a good idea to have the only ask of volunteers election weekend (Sat-Mon) to come in for a one hour training?
12) Who thought it was a good idea on election day to have the main volunteer ask to stand in front of polling locations, which are mostly churches and schools and pass out cards for a campaign where churches and schools were the main contentious issues?
13) Who thought that waving signs brings a significant amount of voters to the polls?
14) Who never came up with a legal strategy to counter people being kicked away from those locations?
15) How did the campaign really think that they would have the legal right to stand on church property with No on 8 signs?
16) Why was the campaign complacent with just having labor endorsements, instead of getting their advice on how to run a field campaign, use their field resources like phone banks, encourage them to communicate with their members and just generally be a major presence in the campaign?
As you can tell, I have a lot more questions than I have answers. And right now, I am incapable of writing much more.
This is a terrible terrible day to be GLBT and a Californian.