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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:07 PM

Romney Shellshocked at Loss

Mitt Romney was "shellshocked" at losing the presidential race, an adviser tells CBS News.

"They thought intensity and enthusiasm were on their side this time -- poll after poll showed Republicans were more motivated to vote than Democrats - and that would translate into votes for Romney. As a result, they believed the public/media polls were skewed -- they thought those polls oversampled Democrats and didn't reflect Republican enthusiasm. They based their own internal polls on turnout levels more favorable to Romney. That was a grave miscalculation, as they would see on election night."

Said the adviser: "We went into the evening confident we had a good path to victory. I don't think there was one person who saw this coming."

Another staffer added: "There's nothing worse than when you think you're going to win, and you don't. It was like a sucker punch."

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

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WI_DEM Nov 2012 OP
geek tragedy Nov 2012 #1
hibbing Nov 2012 #2
NRaleighLiberal Nov 2012 #3
SDjack Nov 2012 #12
speedoo Nov 2012 #4
tblue Nov 2012 #5
hanzi88 Nov 2012 #6
NCarolinawoman Nov 2012 #27
KurtNYC Nov 2012 #7
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 #8
Pool Hall Ace Nov 2012 #21
DrToast Nov 2012 #9
faithfulcitizen Nov 2012 #51
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2012 #10
WI_DEM Nov 2012 #11
klook Nov 2012 #16
BlueToTheBone Nov 2012 #47
klook Nov 2012 #56
shawn703 Nov 2012 #35
amywalk Nov 2012 #13
Pool Hall Ace Nov 2012 #23
amywalk Nov 2012 #25
Filibuster Harry Nov 2012 #14
City of Mills Nov 2012 #15
libdem4life Nov 2012 #17
barbtries Nov 2012 #18
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #19
Carni Nov 2012 #20
coeur_de_lion Nov 2012 #22
Symera Nov 2012 #29
texpatriot2004 Nov 2012 #57
davidpdx Nov 2012 #54
Thrill Nov 2012 #24
DFW Nov 2012 #26
smorkingapple Nov 2012 #28
geckosfeet Nov 2012 #30
PlanetBev Nov 2012 #31
brooklynite Nov 2012 #32
WeekendWarrior Nov 2012 #33
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #34
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TinkerTot55 Nov 2012 #38
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ashling Nov 2012 #44
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riverSdawn Nov 2012 #46
taught_me_patience Nov 2012 #48
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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:09 PM

1. They actually 'unskewed' their own internal polls--morons.

As a result, they believed the public/media polls were skewed - they thought those polls oversampled Democrats and didn't reflect Republican enthusiasm. They based their own internal polls on turnout levels more favorable to Romney. That was a grave miscalculation, as they would see on election night.

Those assumptions drove their campaign strategy: their internal polling showed them leading in key states, so they decided to make a play for a broad victory: go to places like Pennsylvania while also playing it safe in the last two weeks.

Those assessments were wrong.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:10 PM

2. hahaha

Hey,
Well ain't that just a bummer? I admit I was nervous as hell even though Nate had the prediction pretty high. After all, the idiot son was selected somehow.

Peace

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:10 PM

3. "I don't think there was one person who saw this coming." Hubris. Bubble.

And absolute entitlement - they finally ran into something that they couldn't buy

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:19 PM

12. Hee-Hee. Get all "yes" people around you, ask who is the fairest in the land,

and you get the answer you like. Rmoney got what he paid for.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:10 PM

4. Idiots.

We are so fortunate that Obama and his team kept these stupid people out of the White House.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:11 PM

5. Even though all the indicators pointed to an Obama win

I feared the worst until he won. Amazing they got so caught up in a fantasy. Really, I don't understand how they could be this broadsided.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:12 PM

6. That's what you get when you make decisions based on Fox News intel. Remember Iraq WMD?

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Response to hanzi88 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:42 PM

27. Yep. Listening to Dick Morris about "The Romney Landslide". n/t

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:12 PM

7. Amateurs. A billion dollars blown on amateur hour.

Romney fired people who knew what they were doing and replaced them with a cult of sycophants.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:12 PM

8. Mittens and Anntoinette thought they were entitled to the White House

and thought it was guaranteed to be theirs for the taking:


Couldn't happen to two bigger birther-coddling, race-baiting elitists.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:07 PM

21. Anntoinette!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:15 PM

9. I just find this so hard to believe (even though it may be true)

This suggests their PA stuff was actually cuz they thought they had a chance at winning it and not because they were being desperate.

How clueless can they be?

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Response to DrToast (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:13 PM

51. I know me too. The only explanation is "Group Think".

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:17 PM

10. More fun from the article

Romney was stoic as he talked the president, an aide said, but his wife Ann cried. Running mate Paul Ryan seemed genuinely shocked, the adviser said. Ryan's wife Janna also was shaken and cried softly.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57547239/adviser-romney-shellshocked-by-loss

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:18 PM

11. I suppose Ryan really thought he would carry Wisconsin for Romney?

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:26 PM

16. At first I was disappointed that Ryan kept his Congressional seat

but then I realized it will be great for him to have to slink back into the House with his tail between his legs.

In somewhat of a surprise, Rep. Paul Ryan won reelection Tuesday with the lowest margin of his career, claiming just under than 55 percent of the vote in the Republican vice presidential candidate’s southern Wisconsin district. President Obama won Rock County, Ryan’s home, with more than 60 percent of the vote.
- http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/11/07/paul-ryan-immensely-proud/



http://whitepeoplemourningromney.tumblr.com

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Response to klook (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:42 PM

47. 2014 can't come fast enough to remove him

from his seat.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #47)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:07 PM

56. Oh man, I hope so - that has to be one of our top priorities.

Then he can retire to obscurity, since he isn't fit for any kind of actual work.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:11 PM

35. Haha I never heard that song before

Is that Kermit the Frog singing one of the parts?

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:21 PM

13. Romney shellshocked at loss

Romney thought he was the anointed, Mormon Prince riding up on his white horse to save the constitution from the the black guy. I'm sure he is stunned. This was how it was supposed to happen all along. He had probably been told that since birth.

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Response to amywalk (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:08 PM

23. Welcome!



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Response to Pool Hall Ace (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:19 PM

25. Thx so much. Trying to figure it all out.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:22 PM

14. Hey No Details

Shocked!!! They just thought they would win the white house based on what -- the economic mess??

The man had no specifics or details. I'm sorry Mitt but i want details on your tax plan, details on what you would replace (if you were to replace it) Obamacare; and how you were going to create jobs. I think you were going to starve the beast so much that we were all going to have to join the military. What about the minimum wage or about FEMA? For a governor you sure left a lot of details out. And really Governor you would not take a $10 spending cut for $ 1 increase in revenue? And you call yourself a businessman?

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:25 PM

15. They lived and died inside their own little information bubble

Hopefully now they see what happens when they tune out anything that doesn't fit their worldview.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:28 PM

17. I doubt Ryan survives this, even though he's still got a government job.

His budget plan has been exposed for what it is...pickpocketing...and he for what he is...smarmy and "puffed up". I'm guessing the Wisconsin Democrats have a different plan for his career post 2014.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:29 PM

18. it's dawning on me

that these people actually believe bullshit.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:32 PM

19. Wow. These people really were delusional.

Maybe Romney did have a chance, but anyone who was paying attention knew it was extremely small -- even after the first debate. NO rational person thought Romney had it in the bag. There were many reasons to believe Obama did.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:58 PM

20. Hence the need for remedial math skills you morons!

Living in reality instead of la la land may also have helped...


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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:07 PM

22. Professional help. They all need professional help.

They thought they would win because they were good looking and white. Who needs a plan? We got momentum.

Both wives looked stricken, and Ryan himself seemed grim. They all were thrust on that stage without understanding what had just happened.


What happened? You fucking lost you morons. You took your case to the American people, you had your chance to convince them that you were going to be better than Obama and you failed to do that. You pissed off more than half the country with your rapey philosophy and your dismissal of 47% of us as takers. You kept lying and getting caught in your lies.

Then the best statisticians in the country told you that a big loss was coming but you weren't worried about them because they seemed kinda gay and you figure gay people don't know what they are talking about. Idiots.

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Response to coeur_de_lion (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:50 PM

29. LMAO ...

... you guys are killing me - I'm laughing so hard, I'm crying ...

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Response to Symera (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:49 PM

57. Laughter is good for the soul

Welcome to DU

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Response to coeur_de_lion (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:21 PM

54. Agreed

A rubber room, straight jackets and lots of medication. For good measure make them listen to Obama speeches 23 hours a day.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:13 PM

24. These people must live in a very small bubble.

If they were that confident.

I assume the reason they were is they never in a million yrs thought Black, Hispanic, and young voters would vote in such big numbers again. I think thats why they were so confident

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:20 PM

26. They relied on Karl Rove. We relied on David Simas.

They never had a chance.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:44 PM

28. Wait, you mean a Republican denied reality and created his own? Color me shocked!!!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:57 PM

30. "There's nothing worse than..." not having a freaking clue in hell

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 06:58 PM

31. That's what happens when you create your own reality

When you're not living in the real world, when the end comes, it's a very steep drop into hell.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:01 PM

32. If you read through to the CBS story...

Karl Rove was using Romney's protest about calling Ohio as part of his argument, but the Romney campaign refused to concede Ohio BECAUSE Karl was having a meltdown.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:08 PM

33. These people were even dumber than I thought they were

The incompetence of this campaign is one for the history books. I'll be shocked if any of these idiots ever get another job in politics.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:11 PM

34. I guess Ann will have to take the curtains back to the store

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:19 PM

36. Talk about living in a bubble.

Wow, they had no clue. Did they look at ANY of the public polls, not just ones they skewed to fit their view of what the electorate would look like?
Sad when we seemed to know more then they did.
Faux news disease...make up your own reality on the world, make other idiots believe it.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #36)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:30 PM

38. No need for Rmoney to look at polls....

.....when you see the small crowds that meet you at every campaign stop.

BUT if you think that K. Rove's "genius", voter suppression, and "necessary last-minute software patches" might steal it for you....

and everyone's whispering that God has declared it YOUR TIME, then you would be shocked by the reality of your

M A S S I V E F A I L.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:25 PM

37. Pride goes before destruction and the haughty spirit before the fall

the fact that this idiot didn't have a concession speech written says it all.

Dude, Nate Silver was telling you all from the go that this was coming. MATH WAS TELLING YOU ALL THIS WAS COMING!!!!!!

That wasn't a comet carrying a brotherhood of Gods coming at you---that was the Train of Progress running you all down.

To the other staffer: no, what's worse than when you think you're going to win and you don't is dropping down on your knees and fellating Fox News for all your information and making all of your decisions based on fantasy and what you wished would be. What's worse is being a liar and believing that lies are never crushed by the righteous weight of the truth.

THE TRUTH ALWAYS OUTS.

If your boy shell shocked by the election, then that means that psychologically, he was never ready to become Commander-in Chief.

Your boy was ready to steal this election, buy off whoever he needed to, take the treasury as his own and probably was going to suspend the constitution and crown himself King.

He got the 5 Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique applied to him on Tuesday. Bill didn't see it coming, either.


It's time for him to take his 5 steps and drop.

Next time, don't throw in with a liar.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:37 PM

39. They don't give an interview during the 3 weeks before the election

and they are so arrogant as to think they're gonna win?

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:50 PM

40. THat is what happens if all you do is...

... watch Fox News.
If they want to get mad,
they should blame Fox News,
or as Jon Stewart calls them
BullShit Mountain

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:51 PM

41. so I've been admonishing people to 'get out of the bubble'

but this is weird...like, the people that CREATED the bubble didn't then realize THEY were in it, too?

umm..wut?

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:53 PM

42. all the king's money

and all the king's men... didn't work for Mitt.

Shellshocked.... ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

Let him disappear offshore with all his money

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:10 PM

43. there goes money boo boo

too bad so sad. On a lighter note, a passenger in the Honda dealer van today told me that Obamacare is terrible because she had to answer a question about whether she has had anal sex. She seemed very interested in this topic. She also announced that her husband pays 3500 a year for a service contract on his Mercedes.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:18 PM

44. A real suker punch requires

a real sucker!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:40 PM

45. Romney is used to getting what he wants and does not

have the tools to handle this level of failure. He knew he would probably lose to Kennedy but he actually thought he had this in the bag. As has been said ,he did not do any interviews for 3 weeks while the President was everywhere on tv, even on the Daily Show. Then Sandy happened which put Obama on TV even more.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:41 PM

46. Of course.


Of course, he is shocked. He was told he would win by the same folks who gave it to bush jr. He was convinced he would fulfill the prophecy of his church. (he had all of those prayers on his side- dagnabbit). He would succeed where his father didn't because he thought himself to be entitled. He had all of the people who hated President Obama on his side. He had fox and friends and clint eastwood cheering for him.

He was a bully and will always be a rich bully who never learned that- (sing it with me)- "You can't always get what you want."

ha ha

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:43 PM

48. I guess he now knows how it feels to get laid off

I hope he has some remorse for all the thousands of people he helped get "shellshocked".

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:49 PM

49. He must have been listening to Dean Chambers

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:05 PM

50. Goes to show how stupid these fuckers are

They don't believe in science or math. They believe in faith. Faith is believing in something without facts to back it up.

That is why their tax plan wouldn't balance the budget, it would create a huge deficit. But since they only believe in tax cuts, they can only believe that tax cuts would balance the budget. Makes no fucking sense to any person who uses math/science as a basis for reality.

Anyone else who thought they would win after looking at the totality of the polls is just as stupid as R/R.

And to think we have over 200 of these fuckers in the house......

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:16 PM

52. Mitt Romney y Paul Ryan son pendejos!

No Mitt you blew all that money for nothing!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:37 PM

53. They should have checked DU

We knew it all along.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:26 PM

55. How were they so confident when Romney was losing the

electoral vote the entire time? They thought they would have a huge and unprecedented surge in the last day? They're delusional.

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