http://www.boston.com/news/politics...ent-obama/2QWkUB9pJgVIi1mAcIhQjL/story-0.html Interesting post-mortem. Fascinating details on how important programming was to the results, Also interesting how both sides looked to Bush's 2004 campaign as a model to build from. The strategies employed by both sides is really good stuff if you're a political strategy and gaming junkie. Tidbits: Obama really did not prepare nor appear to take the first debate very seriously. And this : For those who feel ads make no difference, the people involved clearly felt they did indeed make a difference. Probably not as much as the amazing ground game Obama had running, but impact nonetheless.