Of all the reasons adduced for Mitt Romney’s election loss, perhaps the most surprising is that the Republicans’ “get-out-the-vote” technology lagged the Democrats’.
Look for the 2016 Republican nominee — Chris Christie? Jeb Bush? — not to make the same mistake.
P.S.: Sputnik, of course, was the 1957 satellite launched by the Soviets that served as a wakeup call to the U.S. space program — and arguably, the country’s entire education system.