No, the NSA wasn't spying on individuals through their VERIZON phones for catching terrorists.
Here is my best guess:
The Obama campaign was using the NSA to help their re-election campaign.
The timing is just when Organizing for America really started kicking in its data mining operation.
That is how it went in New Hampshire. Obama campaign people came in two eight months to a year out and the last crowd showed up two months out from the November election.
Wait and see.