— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 31, 2016
Yes, you set yourself up for this by signing the EULA, but to know that they are using your phone to aggregate information against your best interest is still creepy. I’m well aware that social media is a voluntary data-mining industry that has many benefits to my life, but it’s un-nerving to see the nefarious uses in real life. How do you reconcile Google’s motto “Do no evil” with using the service to show that “I’m with her.”?
Here are some comments and observations based on what we saw in the 2012 campaign. If we get started soon, we will be in a very strong position to execute well for 2016.
1. Size, Structure and Timing
Lets assume a total budget of about $1.5Billion, with more than 5000 paid employees and million(s) of volunteers. The entire startup ceases operation four days after November 8, 2016. The structure includes a Chairman or Chairwoman who is the external face of the campaign and a President who is the executive in charge of objectives, measurements, systems and building and managing the organization.
Every day matters as our end date does not change. An official campaign right after midterm elections and a preparatory team assembled now is best.