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Why technology loves Obama

The postmortems blaming Mitt Romney's election loss, at least in part, on his campaign's digital incompetence began before the candidate had even made his concession speech. In that respect, Robert Draper's loooooooooong read in the New York Times Magazine, "Can the Republicans Be Saved From Obsolescence?" doesn't tell us much that is particularly new on the how-Obama-did-it technology front. Alexis Madrigal had this story first, and best.

But there are some interesting quotes from conservatives in the piece framing GOP woes as a case in which Democrats are behaving more in accord with the principles of the "free market" than Republicans that deserve closer examination. They offer some illumination, but don't quite capture the whole picture of what's going on.

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