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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:52 AM

Mitt holds private beakfast with most affluent donors tries not to cry

Mitt Romney "began his retreat from public life Wednesday at a private breakfast gathering with a couple hundred of his most loyal and affluent campaign benefactors. The former Massachusetts governor, humbled by the thumping that ended his six-year pursuit of the presidency, reminisced about the journey and tried not to cry," the Washington Post reports.

"Some top donors privately unloaded on Romney's senior staff, describing it as a junior varsity operation that failed to adequately insulate and defend Romney through a summer of relentless attacks from the Obama campaign over his business career and personal wealth."

However, Romney himself "told the donors he believed Hurricane Sandy stunted his momentum in the final week of the campaign."

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/11/08/romney_meets_with_donors_after_defeat.html

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Reply Mitt holds private beakfast with most affluent donors tries not to cry (Original post)
WI_DEM Nov 2012 OP
FSogol Nov 2012 #1
ClusterFreak Nov 2012 #7
snacker Nov 2012 #9
MyOwnPeace Nov 2012 #10
flamingdem Nov 2012 #26
reflection Nov 2012 #32
still_one Nov 2012 #2
RC Nov 2012 #12
CTyankee Nov 2012 #18
crazylikafox Nov 2012 #3
TTUBatfan2008 Nov 2012 #4
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #23
TTUBatfan2008 Nov 2012 #29
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #30
warrior1 Nov 2012 #5
Politicalboi Nov 2012 #6
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #24
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #8
otohara Nov 2012 #13
calico1 Nov 2012 #11
Sunlei Nov 2012 #14
GETTINGTIRED Nov 2012 #15
bushisanidiot Nov 2012 #16
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #17
Catlover827 Nov 2012 #19
WI_DEM Nov 2012 #20
CanisCrocinus Nov 2012 #21
peace13 Nov 2012 #22
ancianita Nov 2012 #25
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #27
yashoo Nov 2012 #28
mzteaze Nov 2012 #31
yashoo Nov 2012 #34
R. Daneel Olivaw Nov 2012 #33

Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:54 AM

1. Hope the catering staff remembered to film the meeting for us!

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Response to FSogol (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:57 AM

7. Bwahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa!!!

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Response to FSogol (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:58 AM

9. ROTFLMAO!!!!!!

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Response to FSogol (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:59 AM

10. Good one!

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Response to FSogol (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:22 AM

26. haw!

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Response to FSogol (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:12 PM

32. The internet may now be shut down.

It's all downhill from here.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:56 AM

2. "relentless attacks". How about the truth? How about the war against women and minorities. Your

time is coming to an end, get used to it

People are now aware of your lies and cynicism

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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:03 AM

12. Using Facts and Truth to win?

 

How dare we stoop so low.

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Response to still_one (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:09 AM

18. I have heard that the losers in Presidential elections suffer a LOT from the loss.

Even those who have a lot of money, e.g. John Kerry.

They say that when you have had that much attention showered on you, it is quite a shock to have sudden withdrawal from it.

Mitt is a real "nowhere man."

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:56 AM

3. Mitt's delusional to the end

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:57 AM

4. Speaking of that...

Let's hope someone manages to sneak a camera into Rove's meeting with the billionaires today.

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Response to TTUBatfan2008 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:13 AM

23. If there is a God this is the end of Rove as a political force in this country.

Hard to see why any billionaire would give Rove a dime in the future. He basically poured their money down a hole.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:44 AM

29. Yep, and then he embarrassed himself on Fox News

When even the Republican Party's propaganda TV network is making fun of you on the air, you know you've jumped the shark.

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Response to TTUBatfan2008 (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:52 AM

30. Not only that but they were openly criticizing Romney for not conceding.

It was starting to get ugly and all of a sudden Romney conceded. I would not be surprised at all if we have seen the last of Rove playing a major role on Fox News. Pity that.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:57 AM

5. no you would have lost even with no Sandy.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:57 AM

6. So blame the "senior staff"



Yes, you assholes are the ones to blame. Don't blame Rmoney because he lies. You guys should have been able to turn those lies into truths.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:16 AM

24. To be fair, they were junior varsity

Axelrod, Plouffe, Messina, and Cutter are professionals, the LeBron James' of the political world. Romney's people were playing D3 college ball at best.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:58 AM

8. God spoke: 'Go away Satan and take your evil angel with you'

God smiled when it was done

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:04 AM

13. Exactly - If He Had Won

they would have credited God.

Birds chirping sound coming from Pat Robertson, the hateful Graham family and the other nuts.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:02 AM

11. What do people like him eat for breakfast?

Caviar and truffles?

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:06 AM

14. all those 'victory' breakfasts, lunches and dinners all paid for- lol.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:06 AM

15. the truth

Is they had a bold faced liar..flip flopper and not likeable person in Romney...he was spineless and silent and thereby showed complicity in the face of racism and suppression...he also showed his distain for women and for 47% of the population.. add to that his willingness to take advantage of the crisis that left 4 of our fellow Americans dead...throw in hiding his taxes and therein lies the truth as to why he lost....ot almost forgot his ideas were from the stone age to boot...

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:08 AM

16. It was probably a big investment meeting where romney wheeled and dealed for Bain capital.

don't think Romney won't make out like a bandit with a shload of that campaign donor money.
he will find a "legal" way to do it and the RNC will be pissed.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:09 AM

17. They ought to sue him for campaign malpractice for the Jeep ads......

It wasn't Hurricane Sandy which lost Ohio, Iowa, and Wisconsin .....

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:10 AM

19. No, Mittens, you just plain SUCK

You sucketh mightily, in fact. Go away and take your minions (Mittions?)with you!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:10 AM

20. I wonder if any of them wanted a refund?

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:11 AM

21. "stunted his momentum"

Ha! He'd been campaigning for six years! "Teacher, I didn't finish the book report you assigned two months ago because I was sick last night."

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:13 AM

22. And still no income tax statements....go figure! n/t

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:19 AM

25. They're all delusional to the end. Even if top donors had gotten their way in the summer.

The facts of Romney's career and personal wealth would still have sunk him and them. If this is really what they hold as their best argument, they prove that venality and stupidity are all that it takes to be rich. Commitment to the truth has never been part of that power paradigm.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:23 AM

27. Obama was on the upswing BEFORE the hurricane. But whatever keeps

you from sobbing, Mittloaf.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:26 AM

28. I'm awfully disappointed

That the body of the OP didn't solely read "fails"

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:06 PM

31. So now we know the rest of the story...

Mitt is at the center of that crazy talk about Sandy stunting his "momentum". Had he bothered to read a paper or look at some numbers, he would have known he had NO momentum. He hardly got a "bump" after the RNC unless you went exclusively by the frenetic Gallop polls, Rasmussen or unskewered polls.com.

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Response to mzteaze (Reply #31)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:12 PM

34. I love how...

Even after the MSM had its epiphany moment and had to concede that Nate Silver was DEAD-ON ABOUT EVERYTHING, they still ignore his obvious and correct assertion that Mittmentum had ended long before Sandy. The stupid never stops

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:12 PM

33. It wasn't Hurricane Sandy. It was Mitt's failed attempt at showing how

to handle Hurricane Sandy. It was his failed attempts at pretty much every turn. If there was any one person who is wholly unqualified to be POTUS, and the GOP is full of them, then it is Mittens.

He sucks. He sucked as Governor of MA for two years he was here. He sucked when he ran for POTUS in 06-08 while joking about MA for the other two years. He still sucks.

How can somebody with so much understand so little about governance? I could do a better job as POTUS, but I would never want that job ever.

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