Why Romney’s Superior Organization Matters

In my piece today, I look at how the “big mo” isn’t really nearly as helpful to Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich as it could be, thanks to Mitt Romney’s early/absentee ballot voter operations. Lots of votes are cast weeks before Election Day in primary states; it’s a mistake for the not-Romney candidates to ignore that. With this race so tight, who wins or loses could well be determined by who won over absentee ballot voters.

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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