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.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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