A Washington Post article reports today that the genius behind Obama's campaign is … Karl Rove? Well, sort of. In 2004, John Kerry was defeated in part by a massive, unexpected Republican turnout. In order to avoid Kerry's fate, Obama has adopted Turd Blossom's emphasis on ground operations with a strategy of using "local volunteers to pitch to their own neighbors, micro-targeting techniques to identify persuadable independents and Republicans using consumer data, and a focus on exurban and rural areas." In fact, "in scale and ambition, the Obama organization goes beyond even what Rove built."