Romney Planning For A Recount
The Romney campaign is keeping staffers on the ground in swing states for possible recounts.
With many states polling within the margin of error, the Romney campaign is keeping its advance staffers — the young aides who plan and orchestrate the candidate’s events across the country — in the swing states in case of a recount, a campaign staffer in Boston aide confirmed. An Obama spokesperson did not respond when asked if their campaign is taking similar steps.
Advance staffers would handle the public relations side of fights that are decided, as the Bush campaign proved in 2000, as much in the court of public opinion as in the courts of law, and in which early public statements may have crucial effects on the outcomes. They would also organize events featuring Romney aides or even the candidate himself if the situation called for it.