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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:33 PM

Romney Had A Transition Website Ready To Go If He Won

Source: http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/11/07/romne

November 07, 2012


Romney Had A Transition Website Ready To Go If He Won

Itís been taken down, but Taegan Goddard has screenshots.
Romney's Transition Site
It appears Mitt Romney's campaign prepared a transition site in the event that he won.


Read more: http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/11/07/romneys_transition_site.html

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Reply Romney Had A Transition Website Ready To Go If He Won (Original post)
LisaMCdonald Nov 2012 OP
uppityperson Nov 2012 #1
Coyotl Nov 2012 #43
uppityperson Nov 2012 #55
treestar Nov 2012 #62
WinstonSmith4740 Nov 2012 #2
calimary Nov 2012 #16
ywcachieve Nov 2012 #41
lolly Nov 2012 #18
name not needed Nov 2012 #27
MrModerate Nov 2012 #37
jerseyjack Nov 2012 #42
llmart Nov 2012 #3
Control-Z Nov 2012 #58
llmart Nov 2012 #60
Firebrand Gary Nov 2012 #4
tonekat Nov 2012 #5
calimary Nov 2012 #26
bongbong Nov 2012 #6
caveat_imperator Nov 2012 #9
JackInGreen Nov 2012 #24
Sophiegirl Nov 2012 #7
totodeinhere Nov 2012 #8
defacto7 Nov 2012 #12
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #31
SoapBox Nov 2012 #10
lexw Nov 2012 #11
Danmel Nov 2012 #13
ailsagirl Nov 2012 #14
BREMPRO Nov 2012 #15
mimi85 Nov 2012 #19
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #20
tomm2thumbs Nov 2012 #34
oldbanjo Nov 2012 #46
Ineeda Nov 2012 #48
JHB Nov 2012 #17
Blasphemer Nov 2012 #22
Posteritatis Nov 2012 #28
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #35
Orangepeel Nov 2012 #45
JHB Nov 2012 #50
Orangepeel Nov 2012 #51
Rob H. Nov 2012 #21
onehandle Nov 2012 #23
bayareamike Nov 2012 #25
Snarkoleptic Nov 2012 #29
Knicks007 Nov 2012 #30
bora13 Nov 2012 #32
former9thward Nov 2012 #56
tomm2thumbs Nov 2012 #33
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #36
JustABozoOnThisBus Nov 2012 #38
Chemisse Nov 2012 #39
Up2Late Nov 2012 #40
Ian David Nov 2012 #44
oldbanjo Nov 2012 #47
dembotoz Nov 2012 #49
LibGranny Nov 2012 #52
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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:39 PM

1. Well, nothing like being prepared. You know, with speeches to concede.

Good catch

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:58 AM

43. One more thing to spoof

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #43)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:15 PM

55. now that is funny, thank you.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #43)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:54 PM

62. LOL great job!

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:40 PM

2. Hm-m-m.

He also wrote only a victory speech, not a concession. The man's ego is truly amazing. He really did think that just because he wanted it, he would get it.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:04 PM

16. Well, that's what he's used to. Getting his way simply because. Because he was supposed to.

Because he was the boss and what the boss says - GOES. Period. And he still doesn't get that THE PRESIDENCY DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY!!!! Government doesn't work that way. That's why Massachusetts was such a mess by the time he left, and went for Obama by a two-to-one margin (61% - 38%).

Didn't bother with a concession speech. Believed his own PR. When you're an insulated CEO, you can do that stuff and get away with it. NOT when you're a public servant (or fancy yourself as one).

What's that saying? Pride goeth before a fall?

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Response to calimary (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:31 AM

41. He lost the state he was governor of, actually slaughtered there...

that speaks volumes. And by him losing his home-state MI, says volumes.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:08 PM

18. It's not just that he wanted it

He thought it was ordained for him.

It was supposed to be his destiny to save America from itself, dammit!

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:29 PM

27. So he tempted the wrath from high atop the thing.

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Response to name not needed (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:50 AM

37. Just in case anyone had forgotten . . .

How frakkin' brilliant The West Wing (almost) always was.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:34 AM

42. He wasn't going to be elected because he wanted it. Rather, God wanted it.

 

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:41 PM

3. Ha. Ha.

Not only did the billionaires waste all that money, but Rmoney wasted time on having a website in place AND an acceptance speech.

All I can say is "Don't count your chickens" and all that

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Response to llmart (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:27 PM

58. And a fireworks show ready to go

election night! Unbelievable.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #58)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:30 PM

60. Well, isn't that hutzpa!

Is that how you even spell that???

He's a narcissist.

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:41 PM

4. Whoa......This dude really thought he was going to win?

This is crazy! They literally believe everything in their own bubble! CRAZYTOWN!

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:42 PM

5. I waited for his concession speech

Because, after all the worry I've been going through in the time leading up to this election, that was the stake through the heart of the vampire I needed to hear for reassurance.

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Response to tonekat (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:28 PM

26. Me too! I wasn't going to breathe easier til he conceded.

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:42 PM

6. LOL

 

I bet wannabe-Queen Ann spends hours looking at that site.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:49 PM

9. I bet mitt has it as a wallpaper on all of his computers.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:25 PM

24. Dreaming soft focus dreams

of a Grand Ball like inauguration that she'll never be able to attend, a rancid jewel on a pimps arm.

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:48 PM

7. So this is why...

..he had no plan to give a speech that acknowledged the President's victory. His staff was to busy building his Victory website to even consider a concession speech.

It really doesn't take a massive amount of manpower to build a website. Did they build it on their own? Surely anyone that paved the way for the Internet had NOTHING to do with that. They didnt have a small part in enabling "those people" to launch the Rmoney Transition Website since they had nothing to do with it. Those people don't exist is the R$ worlds.

This is just so classic Mitt.

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:48 PM

8. And President Obama said that he had a concession speech prepared in case he lost.

But I suspect that Romney and Obama both had a pretty good idea how this would turn out.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:58 PM

12. I really don't think Mitt was prepared for concession.

I think he was just a hair delusional to the end. He's not someone who has lost too many times in his life. Maybe a little megalomania was in play with visions of himself in the oval office. I have no doubt in my mind Mitt had been on tranquilizers that evening. His speech was slightly slurred and he had slower eye movement than usual.

It was clear at least to me that he had just had a major emotional crash.

It's just one more reason he should never have been closer to the White House than Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:55 PM

31. Mitt thinks that his god has chosen him to be president...he WILL run again.

 

Nixon already set the precedent for rmoney to follow.

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:51 PM

10. Seriously?

I guess you want to do that BUT...he didn't even have a concession speech...

Goes to show how out of touch his campaign WAS!

Good bye Loser!!!

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:55 PM

11. Man! This guy must hating life right now.

He was living it out in a dream. No wonder he was so smug at the end.

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:58 PM

13. How presumptuous

Guess he never thought not to jinx himself.

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:01 PM

14. The NERVE of that guy!!!

Unbelievable

My signature line says it all:

"Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall."

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:03 PM

15. ouch! thaT must sting... Queen Ann has him on suicide watch.. the mental state thing...

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Response to BREMPRO (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:10 PM

19. Queen Anne

Good one! She might be preoccupied with polishing her broomstick. Or maybe she's melting. The whole family is delusional. Remember Tagg wanting to punch PBO? Some inbreeding methinks back in Mexico days!

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Response to BREMPRO (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:16 PM

20. He looked to be on meds....

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:36 AM

34. There is a high anti-depressant use in Utah


I remember reading about it online and a quick search brings up lots of info - - won't post a particular link, but would NOT surprise me. And I don't fault them for seeking help. But it might be cheaper to just leave the state.

))

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Response to BREMPRO (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:40 AM

46. Obamacare will help him now.

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Response to BREMPRO (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:00 AM

48. He really needs some Mommy time

when he's stressed, according to one of his sons. But his 'mommy' Ann and the rest of the clan are traumatized by their loss, too. My heart freaking bleeds for them. NOT.

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:05 PM

17. Meh. This is the sort of thing you DO have people prepare...

...so that you can put it up right away.... if you win.

It's the refusal to acknowledge he might lose (exemplified by not having a concession speech before it was unavoidable) that marks these guys as the Keystone Kampaigners.

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Response to JHB (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:21 PM

22. I agree

Preparing for all possibilities is smart. I'm sure he had a transition team selected as well. I'm not even sure I buy the concession speech business. Maybe it was true at the moment he said it but they would have had one ready to go soon after that.

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Response to JHB (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:31 PM

28. Yeah, the site's a non-issue to me compared to the lack of concession prep. (nt)

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Response to JHB (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:45 AM

35. I agree it's SOP...but it's still funny to look now that he lost.

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Response to JHB (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:29 AM

45. Letting the site go live was also pretty keystonish

I also don't think it was silly to have the site made. It would have taken months to plan, approve and get made. It makes him look like a buffoon now, but that's nothing new.

Letting the site be available for mockery was pretty silly.

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Response to Orangepeel (Reply #45)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:12 AM

50. Wait, I must have glossed over that. It went LIVE? BWAHAHAHAHAAAA

Best quality control in Amercia!

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Response to JHB (Reply #50)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:36 AM

51. It says the site's been taken down but somebody has screen shots

So it must have been accessible, right? If so, I second your BWAHAHAHAHAAA

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:21 PM

21. Did NO ONE who was part of his campaign

...look at Nate Silver's blog even once? Or were all of them just that delusional?

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:22 PM

23. Whoa. That makes me very uncomfortable. nt

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:25 PM

25. He must've genuinely felt this race was a shoe in

for him. I mean, between this website and the fact that he only prepared a victory speech on election night, it truly seems that he was either delusional or being misled by those in his inner circle. I suspect that he was surrounded by a bunch of "yes men".

Mitt was the perfect out of touch candidate and leader -- let's just be thankful he lost convincingly and that there won't be any drawn out legal challenges from the GOP camp. Good riddance, Mittens.

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:35 PM

29. Yeah, and I always kept a condom in my wallet in case Michelle Pfeiffer ever demanded sex of me.

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:48 PM

30. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ..n/t

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:05 AM

32. presumptuous much, eh?

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Response to bora13 (Reply #32)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:08 PM

56. No. It would have been irresponsible if he had not.

A new government can't be set up and manned in two months. Obama and McCain did the same thing in 2008.

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:34 AM

33. Mitt's very own DREAM ACT....


it was his closing act

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:46 AM

36. This sort of thing is SOP, but it's still funny since he lost

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:52 AM

38. It would be stupid to NOT have a transition plan before the election

I bet Obama had one in 2008. I'm sure Dole, Kerry, Gore, all had transition plans.

The only one who might not have had one is GWB, because a plan requires a brain. But I'm sure Dick Cheney had a plan, oh yes indeed.

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:22 AM

39. It's funny how his picture is in color and Paul Ryan's is in black and white

I guess he feared Ryan would be a more 'colorful' character than Mr. Drab and Dreary.

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:26 AM

40. I heard the other day that he had set up a transition office several month ago too

That said, I think the guy was totally delusional that he had any chance of winning.

Want a little campahn flash back? Here's a great vidio from The Daily Sow w/Jon Stewart

The Daily Shows version of the Romney RNC convention biography film:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-august-30-2012/rnc-2012---the-road-to-jeb-bush-2016---mitt-romney--a-human-who-built-that?xrs=share_copy

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:15 AM

44. Page Six includes his Executive Order banning alcohol, tobacco and caffeine. n/t

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:50 AM

47. Obama most always has a plan "A & B" in case of a problem,

except for the first debate that was such a shock to him. Romney would have only one plan for this Country "HIS", right or wrong the Country would have been destroyed by him. Also he most only watch Fox News and is now brain washed like 49% of this Country.

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:08 AM

49. thenewandinprovedthirdreich.com??????????????????

i do hope that is not someones real website.....

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:39 AM

52. Remember that one of his sons had a $10million investment

in Ohio's voting machines! I believe that is why Rovie was so incredulous when Ohio was called for President Obama! Those machines
were supposed to kick in and change Obama votes to rMoney.

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:45 AM

53. Hey at least the site looked pretty damn good , unlike his policies

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:36 AM

54. Living in the bubble.. so not having a concession speech may be actually true

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:09 PM

57. Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk! I liked the aministration application page the best.

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:25 PM

59. did he have a cabinet ready just in case?

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Response to LisaMCdonald (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:35 PM

61. Well, of course. Al Gore did too in 2000. Why is this a big deal?

 

I'm certainly not wishing he had won (duh) but wouldn't he have gotten the same grief if he HAD won and wasn't prepared? Jeezus...........

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