Romney campaign political director Rich Beeson said that only after the election did he realize the extent to which Obama was using his political campaign money to create jobs and manpower on the ground - despite the $200 million spending advantage held by the Republicans.
A balance of $13 million remaining in Romney campaign funds after the election raises strong questions over why the funds were not spent and whether Mitt Romney knew how to invest strategically in creating jobs to promote his candidacy.
Obama hired over 3,000 paid workers nationwide, compared with 500 for Romney.
“Now I know what they were doing with all the staffs and offices,” Beeson said. “They were literally creating a one-to-one contact with voters,” something that Romney did not have the staff to match.
Re-elected on a sweeping mandate of jobs growth and tax cuts for working class Americans, President Obama may well generate more than 6 times the jobs growth in his second term than Mitt Romney would have had he been elected on his platform of massive spending cutbacks and big tax breaks for the rich.