There’s an amusing anecdote of disorganization in the Obama campaign over at the The Hill:
A prankster briefly jumped on an opening left by President Obama’s digital team on Thursday, setting up a Twitter account under a handle the campaign announced was theirs.
The Obama campaign early on Thursday announced that they would be tweeting responses to the evening’s vice presidential debate from a new Twitter account: @OFAdebates.
But that account did not exist. Then, shortly after 9 a.m. eastern, an anonymous Twitter user reserved the account @OFAdebates, using a photo of Macaulay Culkin from the movie “Home Alone” as avatar, with the location set as “Not Chicago,” an obvious dig at Obama’s Chicago-based campaign team.
An hour later, the account appeared to be safely back under the control of the Obama campaign, with an OFA avatar and website.
I don’t think that announcing the account before setting it up is the only lack of foresight here. How is “OFAdebates” or OFA for that matter pronounced?