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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:43 AM

Inside the 'Romney Readiness Project,' the ambitious plans for an unrealized administration




If Mitt Romney had won the presidential election, insiders say, itís not hard to imagine what he and his number two, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, would have been tackling on this very day.

An extensive preparation plan dubbed the "Romney Readiness Project," pulled together by the GOP nomineeís team and no longer of any use, offers detailed insight into how ready he was to take the reins, the sources told NBC News.

Romney and Ryan each had office space set aside for them at a transition office in southwest Washington, D.C., where former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt led a team of hundreds of advisers tasked with crafting an ambitious agenda for the Republicanís first 200 days in office.

Insiders describe a well-prepared transition that was ready hit the ground running on Nov. 7, and begin the work of fashioning a Romney government.

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/19/15264192-inside-the-romney-readiness-project-the-ambitious-plans-for-an-unrealized-administration?lite

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Reply Inside the 'Romney Readiness Project,' the ambitious plans for an unrealized administration (Original post)
spanone Nov 2012 OP
yortsed snacilbuper Nov 2012 #1
catbyte Nov 2012 #6
JNelson6563 Nov 2012 #7
ellie Nov 2012 #2
Jennicut Nov 2012 #3
BlueMTexpat Nov 2012 #4
EC Nov 2012 #5

Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:50 AM

1. We dodged a bullet,

but we need to start preparing for 2016 because the republikkkans will be back with a vengeance!

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:28 AM

6. We dodged a bazooka

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:25 AM

7. Oops, you skipped a page!

2014, it matters.

Why we Dems ALWAYS focus on the WH only mystifies me.

Sometimes our side is as short-sighted and narrow visioned as the other side.

Julie

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:57 AM

2. God, I never want to see

that stupid face again. Exit stage left mitt!

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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:05 AM

3. So sad for Mittens that he will never see his Romney Readiness Project

come to be. I cry for Mitt.

Thankfully that never happened. I had no idea there was a law passed in 2010 enabling a transition team to be set up in that much advance time. It does make some sense, I guess. Some transitions have been less then smooth.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:39 AM

4. Every morning since Nov 6, my first thought has

literally been, "Thank heavens that President Obama won re-election!"

This transition would have been terrifying. Having these people in office would have been even worse. In too many ways, it would have been like waking up in Germany in January 1933 and watching powerlessly in horror while everything we know and love is consumed by fanaticism so that our world will never - ever - again be the same.

Given that the article notes that

... The extensive and well-prepared operation resembled the inner workings of Bain Capital, the venture capital firm founded by Romney, according to multiple sources associated with the transition, who asked not to be identified to more candidly discuss the process. ...


and that we already know who at least some of the more radical cabinet nominees were, I don't really believe that my reaction is OTT. Not at all.

Thank heavens for all my fellow Americans - especially those who stood in long, long lines to vote - who helped to save us all!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:16 AM

5. Yeah, just like ORCA

where they truely believe that motivational speaking is all there is to do. Putting the plans (that the motivational speaking is speaking about)into motion is another thing...somehow I think they think that it just works without doing the actual work...Sure they would have hit the ground running...in circles.

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