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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:33 PM

John McCain: Mitt Romney's Pollsters Should Think About Returning Their Salaries

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday morning took a not-so-subtle swipe at the pollsters who staffed Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, saying that their data had been uninformed and suggesting that they should return their paychecks.

"I was reminded of my old friend Mo Udall saying, 'May the words I utter today be tender and sweet because tomorrow I may have to eat them,'" McCain said at The Atlantic's Washington Ideas Forum. He then dispensed with the diplomatic caution.

"That is certainly the case with our pollsters and our estimates," he said. "Look, there are going to be a whole lot of post-mortems. They are already going on. But it is obvious they were using the wrong model, and we questioned that model from things we were hearing on the ground as we traveled for two months, without a day off, around this country campaigning for our candidates and for Mitt Romney. We were hearing things on the ground that contradicted these pollsters. One of the first things I would say is maybe some of those pollsters ought to give some of their money back."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/14/john-mccain-mitt-romney_n_2131953.html

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Tony_FLADEM Nov 2012 OP
JI7 Nov 2012 #1
Squinch Nov 2012 #3
bluestateguy Nov 2012 #2
Drunken Irishman Nov 2012 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2012 #5
JI7 Nov 2012 #6
bluedigger Nov 2012 #7
KatyAnn Nov 2012 #8
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #9
Coexist Nov 2012 #10
PennsylvaniaMatt Nov 2012 #11

Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:37 PM

1. did Romney return money when he his businesses failed ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:39 PM

3. Did McCain return money when the savings and loans failed?

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:38 PM

2. Pollsters are pretty much scum overall

I fail to see what positive role they play in a democracy anyway.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:39 PM

4. McCain should do something, I don't know what, for unleashing Palin on America.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:41 PM

5. The real problem was that their ideas suck.

The best pollsters in the world can't fix that.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:55 PM

6. Wasn't Paul Ryan supposed to be the Numbers Guy ?

why couldn't he figure out what was going on ?

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:58 PM

7. Caveat emptor, Senator.

Business is business, after all.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:48 PM

8. McCain

HaHaHa

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Response to KatyAnn (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:53 PM

9. +1 nt

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:58 PM

10. so he thinks all CEOs who's decisions bankrupt their companies

should return their salaries?

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:31 PM

11. Any pollster who has you "tied" in Wisconsin....

....when on election day, you lose to the President by almost 7%, should be UNEMPLOYED!!

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