After reading several accounts of the Romney campaigns stunning failure of it's GOTV effort, (see here, here, here, and here) I've reached an inescapable conclusion: If Romney couldn't find enough competent people to run the GOTV effort, one of the most fundamental elements of a campaign, then a Romney administration would almost certainly have been a colossal disaster. I realize that there are differences between staffing a campaign and staffing the government. We need to be honest here though: If you can't successfully administer the basics of a campaign, you're administration is probably doomed.
So here's the bright spot: If we're doomed to have a colossal failure either way, at least it won't be a colossal failure conservatives will get blamed for.
I realize it's not much of an upside, but it's all I've got for now.
Update: It's even worse than I thought:
After finally getting her pin number in the late afternoon, Shoshanna attempted to log into the site. She had been sent an email from the Romney campaign that morning (after polls opened) telling her that cell phones were often not allowed in polling places, after she was previously warned not to forget to bring her cell phone in other emails.
Let's just think about that for a minute. They developed a mobile web GOTV system even though they knew that many polling places would not allow volunteers to use their phones. Keep in mind also that, based on all the reports I've read, they had NO backup plan.