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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:50 PM

Romney staffers stranded when campaign killed credit cards on election night


Staffers working for the Romney 2012 campaign got a sudden and unwelcome lesson in fiscal conservatism Tuesday night and Wednesday morning when they tried to check out of hotel rooms or travel home. According to NBC’s “First Read” blog, campaign workers were left to pull themselves up by their bootstraps when they found that all the credit cards issued by Romney/Ryan 2012 were canceled as soon as the nominee finished his concession speech.

“From the moment Mitt Romney stepped off stage Tuesday night, having just delivered a brief concession speech he wrote only that evening, the massive infrastructure surrounding his campaign quickly began to disassemble itself,” wrote NBC’s Garrett Haake. “Aides taking cabs home late that night got rude awakenings when they found the credit cards linked to the campaign no longer worked.”

Forbes magazine explained that this is not normal protocol for political campaigns.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/09/romney-staffers-stranded-when-campaign-killed-credit-cards-on-election-night/

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Reply Romney staffers stranded when campaign killed credit cards on election night (Original post)
DesertRat Nov 2012 OP
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Nov 2012 #1
progressivebydesign Nov 2012 #2
DesertRat Nov 2012 #12
LiberalFighter Nov 2012 #3
C_U_L8R Nov 2012 #4
Dubster Nov 2012 #5
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #6
Habibi Nov 2012 #7
Indykatie Nov 2012 #8
gkhouston Nov 2012 #9
DesertRat Nov 2012 #13
csziggy Nov 2012 #10
Bad Thoughts Nov 2012 #11
Lasher Nov 2012 #15
Lasher Nov 2012 #14

Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:56 PM

1. This is hysterical...

and typical... They should do a class action and sue RMONEY.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:57 PM

2. Can you imagine those staffers watching the clip of Obama tearing up thanking his staff/volunteers?

They got a cold dash of reality Tuesday night, into the dark heart of republicanism.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:02 PM

12. That's the truth! nt

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:01 PM

3. They need to sue the pants off his Cayman Island.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:02 PM

4. Obviously they were prepared to lose

I'm not buying their "we didn't see it coming" SOB story.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:07 PM

5. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:08 PM

6. so campaign staffers built the stage

 

and were told they were fired without severance or the last paycheck.

And don't bother filing that last expense report.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:16 PM

7. So he punished them

for their failure to help him win?

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:35 PM

8. Only Charges That I have Denied were Were Taxi Charges

Were hotel or airline charges declined? I wonder since this is not a bigger story with ex-aides coming forward and talking openly on the record about their experiences. Employers do not typically provide local transportation to the workplace so it's odd that they are only identifying taxi charges as an issue.

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:40 PM

9. If they were cabbing back to hotels or airports from somewhere, that would have been how they

first learned the cards weren't good anymore.

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Response to Indykatie (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:05 PM

13. The first sentence mentions hotel charges

It will be interesting when the staffers stories are revealed.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:48 PM

10. The original article this story is based on

The last days of Romneyland
By NBC's Garrett Haake

BOSTON -- From the moment Mitt Romney stepped off stage Tuesday night, having just delivered a brief concession speech he wrote only that evening, the massive infrastructure surrounding his campaign quickly began to disassemble itself.

Aides taking cabs home late that night got rude awakenings when they found the credit cards linked to the campaign no longer worked.

"Fiscally conservative," sighed one aide the next day.

More: http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/08/15024793-the-last-days-of-romneyland?lite


The only mention of hotels is the last line:
"In the meantime, lots of Marriott points will be cashed in."

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:51 PM

11. Would they have been cut off if RMoney had won?

I find it hard to believe he would have immediately called the credit card companies to stop the cards. It's likely that the cancellations were pre-planned, and that Romney always intended to leave his staffers high and dry.

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Response to Bad Thoughts (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:20 PM

15. Hell yes, they would have.

He's gotten rich by cutting people off at the knees - and by being born into a dynasty.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:07 PM

14. Venture capitalist at work.

Now all those leftover donations will be laundered in Mitt's Swiss bank account, through the Cayman Islands, and on to the Mormon Church. There the money will be set up to pay Mitt and his family 10 million dollars a day for missionary work in Paris - tax exempt, non'tcha know, because it's God's work. And France is a dangerous place to be.

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