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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:19 PM

Stuart Stevens: 'I Never Had A Good Feeling' About Romney Win After Hurricane

Stuart Stevens: 'I Never Had A Good Feeling' About Romney Win After Hurricane


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/06/stuart-stevens-romney-hurricane_n_2248926.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Mitt Romney campaign adviser Stuart Stevens on Wednesday tried to explain the Republican presidential candidate's loss, telling PBS's Charlie Rose that the campaign lost control in its final week as Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast.

"After the storm, I never had a good feeling," Stevens said. "Not that the storm impacted things so much, per se, but these races -- a race like this is a lot like an NBA game. It's all about ball control at the end. ... We went from having these big rallies around the country to literally sitting around in hotel rooms and there was just nothing we could do about it."

Stevens has carried on as a cheerleader for Romney since the election, though many in the Republican Party have abandoned the candidate. The former adviser wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post last week, claiming Romney's ideas "carried the day" with voters who made more than $50,000 per year -- arguing those votes showed Romney was favored by the middle class.



Personally I never though Romney was even close and would have still lost even if Sandy had never hit land. But Romney looked absolutely non-presidential during the Sandy aftermath and probably destroyed any slim chance he had of winning the election.

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Reply Stuart Stevens: 'I Never Had A Good Feeling' About Romney Win After Hurricane (Original post)
LynneSin Dec 2012 OP
murielm99 Dec 2012 #1
LynneSin Dec 2012 #3
njcamden_25884 Dec 2012 #7
CreekDog Dec 2012 #2
DefenseLawyer Dec 2012 #4
Initech Dec 2012 #6
snooper2 Dec 2012 #5
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Dec 2012 #8
WI_DEM Dec 2012 #9
KharmaTrain Dec 2012 #10

Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:32 PM

1. They are blaming the storm instead of blaming themselves.

It is easier to point to an outside factor than to admit their own failings, and the fact that the American people have just had enough from rich s.o.b.s.

For most of the campaign, they were so confident that it was scary to those of us out here working on the campaign. We were seeing something different. I thought they were either grossly out of touch, or they had found a new way to steal it.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:23 PM

3. They have blamed EVERYONE but themselves

Let's face it - they had the absolutely worst candidate who ran a shitty campaign supported by people who assumed they could buy/steal an election.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:34 PM

7. very true

 

quite typical of them

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:44 PM

2. which Kubler-Ross stage is this?

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:27 PM

4. You nominated the creepiest guy you could find

But the storm was the reason he lost. Got it.

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:33 PM

6. And a guy who literally had no touch with reality.

A guy who thinks horse dancing is a sport, who told auto workets that "some of his best friends are NASCAR team owners" and his wife owns "a couple of Cadillacs." Who said his favorite things about the south were that he liked cheesy grits and could say "y'all" a lot.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:29 PM

5. Still trying to save your career as a political consultant eh Stuart?

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:34 PM

8. I hope these guy manage every GOP Presidential campaign forever

They are idiots.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:36 PM

9. He would have lost with or without the hurricane

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:41 PM

10. At Least The Dude Owns It...

His days as a big time political "consultant" are over. From here on out it'll be city councils and dog catcher. I'm sure he's hoping someone's writing a screen play of this flustercluck of a campaign and dreaming of Brad Pitt playing him...or getting some pundit gig somewhere.

I'm grateful for Mr. Steven's arrogance...misreading polls and running one of the most disingenuous and cynical campaigns of all time. Here's hoping other in his corrupt, inept and stupid party continue to misread the electorate and lose elections.

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