posted on October 22, 2013 09:02
For a year we’ve heard how the digital geniuses in the Obama campaign demolished Mitt Romney. Now they can’t make the website work for the biggest thing in his administration?
This might say something about the difference between campaigns and governing – or between the private sector and the public sector. Government IT programs are notoriously subject to technical disasters. Witness NC TRACKS, NC FAST and the college application process. Even Facebook fell on its face yesterday.
But this is still bad news for the President. And, with the shutdown behind us, it’s big news.
Obama is reduced to attacking his own people. His defenders resort to: “Obamacare is a lot better than the website.”
Unfortunately in today’s world, if your website sucks, people assume your whole operation sucks. Especially the young people Obamacare targets to buy health insurance.
Republicans got burned by the shutdown. So now they’ll turn up the heat.
What an irony if technological incompetence causes the most tech-savvy administration in history to bungle its biggest achievement.