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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:07 PM

Mitt Romney Says Bill Clinton Told Him Hurricane Sandy Won Obama Election

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WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney claimed during a call with donors on Wednesday that he received a call from former President Bill Clinton, who told Romney that had it not been for Hurricane Sandy, he might have won the election.

ABC News offers the following transcript of the former GOP presidential nominee’s comments:

”I spoke with President Clinton the day before yesterday, he called and spent 30 minutes chatting with me. He said a week out I thought you were going to win. And he said, but the hurricane happened, and it gave the president a chance to be presidential, and to look bipartisan, and you know he got a little more momentum, and of course he also said that when he was watching Ann speak at the Republican convention, he decided he was tempted to join the Republican Party. So he may have just been effusive with generous comments as he chatted.”



But the theory that Sandy is accountable for the president's victory is questionable. Little evidence in both national and swing state polling supported the idea that Romney had sustained the momentum he gained following the first presidential debate.

A spokesperson for Clinton did not immediately return a request for. Mitt comment.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/15/romney-clinton-hurricane-sandy-election_n_2137343.html?ref=topbar



I love Bill Clinton but sometimes he talks too much. <-------- I glanced at this article really fast before posting and reacted to it without thinking. Was Mitt lying? It's highly probable. It's also possible that Clinton was just "laying down some hargle-bargle" as journalist Dave Weigl calls it.

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Reply Mitt Romney Says Bill Clinton Told Him Hurricane Sandy Won Obama Election (Original post)
octoberlib Nov 2012 OP
Rider3 Nov 2012 #1
Vox Moi Nov 2012 #2
louis-t Nov 2012 #3
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #9
JCMach1 Nov 2012 #14
LiberalFighter Nov 2012 #52
immoderate Nov 2012 #4
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #5
tularetom Nov 2012 #6
rurallib Nov 2012 #20
CreekDog Nov 2012 #7
geek tragedy Nov 2012 #8
ChairmanAgnostic Nov 2012 #31
sasha031 Nov 2012 #10
sandyshoes17 Nov 2012 #11
RichGirl Nov 2012 #12
Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2012 #13
hedgehog Nov 2012 #15
Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2012 #17
hedgehog Nov 2012 #38
R. Daneel Olivaw Nov 2012 #41
LiberalFighter Nov 2012 #53
indie_voter Nov 2012 #16
GETTINGTIRED Nov 2012 #18
NewJeffCT Nov 2012 #42
CreekDog Nov 2012 #48
skeewee08 Nov 2012 #19
fugop Nov 2012 #21
WI_DEM Nov 2012 #22
NewJeffCT Nov 2012 #23
demgrrrll Nov 2012 #26
WeekendWarrior Nov 2012 #24
Cali_Democrat Nov 2012 #25
Kookaburra Nov 2012 #27
still_one Nov 2012 #28
notadmblnd Nov 2012 #29
barnabas63 Nov 2012 #30
mzteaze Nov 2012 #32
SubgeniusHasSlack Nov 2012 #33
Dawson Leery Nov 2012 #34
kansasobama Nov 2012 #35
Whisp Nov 2012 #36
jcgoldie Nov 2012 #37
ksoze Nov 2012 #39
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #40
demhottie Nov 2012 #43
PoliticalBiker Nov 2012 #44
Dr Fate Nov 2012 #45
Indykatie Nov 2012 #46
Cha Nov 2012 #47
SmittynMo Nov 2012 #49
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #50
tandot Nov 2012 #51
Thrill Nov 2012 #54
pointsoflight Nov 2012 #55
JHB Nov 2012 #56
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Nov 2012 #57
onecent Nov 2012 #58
Cha Nov 2012 #59
davidpdx Nov 2012 #60
forestpath Nov 2012 #61
helpisontheway Nov 2012 #62

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:08 PM

1. As I said before on another post

This, too, is a lie. Romney cannot get out of his own way to tell the truth. But, hey, if it makes him feel better....

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:08 PM

2. Hey! If Romney says it, its gotta be gospel!

... excuse me. Book of Mormon.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:08 PM

3. Poor Mitt. I think ole Bill was messin' with you.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:12 PM

9. Totally.

I love this story.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:16 PM

14. Trying to make him feel better...

LOL

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Response to louis-t (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:57 PM

52. Setting him up to run again in 2016.

It helps if a candidate can arrange for their opponent to win the nomination. Like in Missouri with Akin.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:09 PM

4. If Clinton actually said that he was being...



--imm

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:09 PM

5. C'mon Bill, let the poor sap move from Denial to Anger already

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:09 PM

6. You are assuming that Romney is telling the truth

WTF are the chances of THAT?

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Response to tularetom (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:24 PM

20. based on his campaign, I'd say is there anything less than 0?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:10 PM

7. sure, whatever you say Mitt

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:12 PM

8. Hint: Romney is lying. nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:35 PM

31. what you said.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:14 PM

10. why would anyone believe what pathological liar Romney has to say?

this is coming from a guy who had the fact checkers working overtime on the campaign trail.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:15 PM

11. Bill has a heart

He just couldn't tell this idiot the truth. Or it's a LIE.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:15 PM

12. Romney will be history soon...

Totally insignificant!

The bright side of his stupid comments lately is that it probably cured Obama of wanting to have a "sit down" with him.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:15 PM

13. I don't understand how the Hurricane ruined the election for Romney

or won it for President Obama. I keep hearing this over and over again but nobody explains (and nobody asks anybody to explain) how and why. I'm trying to make the connection but I can't. I don't think that Romney was actually "winning" before Sandy hit unless you're talking about the popular vote but the fact that the election wasn't even close should put to the rest that Sandy had anything to do with Romney losing. Romney basically lost because he was an awful candidate.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:16 PM

15. Let us examine this statement:" Obama won because of Sandy "

Let me make this response: Bush did a horrible job handling Katrina. Obama did an excellent job handling Sandy. Sandy reminded people that if they wanted government to work, they better vote for a Democrat, not a Republican.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:19 PM

17. Obama won because he was competent

and not just in regards to Sandy but when you contrast his response to things like Benghazi to Romney's cheap and reckless attempt to politicize it before the dust had even settled, there should be no contest IMHO.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:46 PM

38. You said it better than I did!

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:50 PM

41. Perhaps that was what Bill said to Mittens, and all the Bishop heard was "Sandy."

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #41)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:57 PM

53. It is easy for some to have selective hearing.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:18 PM

16. This is a pretty bold lie. Does he remember Clinton is actually alive to respond?

It doesn't even make any sense. Why would watching Ann speaking at the convention make him tempted to join the party?? ANN? And if a week out Clinton thought Romney would win why would he campaign so effusively for the President?

Keep talking Governor, the more you say the more people realize what a blessing it was you lost.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:19 PM

18. why would Bill lie

Surely he would have said mittwillard lost because The President ...gave so many gifts to blacks and latinos ...oh yeah women too...

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Response to GETTINGTIRED (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:52 PM

42. maybe it's one of those southern hospitality things?

so he doesn't feel too bad.

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Response to GETTINGTIRED (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:28 PM

48. why would you even believe he said based on what Mitt says?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:19 PM

19. Why would the Big Dawg call

Robme......... this coming from a guy who told 28 lies in 30 minutes in the first debate....

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:24 PM

21. Bill's got the compassion that Mitt's missing

Hey Mitt. He was being NICE. Trying to ease your pain. Nice of you to run around and pretend it was some big reveal and that Bill secretly wants to be a Republican because of your wife's speech. Seriously?

What an idjit. We dodged such a cannonball by re-electing Obama. Can anyone imagine this guy in charge?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:24 PM

22. Romney keeps making himself look like a sore loser with all his excuses.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:25 PM

23. Didn't Nate Silver disprove this theory

Romney's supposed momentum had stopped a week or two earlier.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:32 PM

26. Exactly. What was Bill going to say, hey bud you lost momentum weeks before, you never had a chance

Mitt misses the limelight.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:31 PM

24. Now why on earth

would anyone assume Romney is telling the truth? I mean, seriously. When has Romney EVER told the truth?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:31 PM

25. Mitt Romney says = LIE

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:33 PM

27. Whatever

Bill Clinton told me that Mitt Romney is a lying sack of crap.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:34 PM

28. And why would we believe a pathological liar again

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:35 PM

29. I think Rmoney had that conversation with his imaginary friend

whose name coincidently happens to be Bill Clinton

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:35 PM

30. And the Tooth Fairy told me..

that there is no Easter Bunny!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:37 PM

32. Mitt..

Was this before or after he reminded you of the rules: Puff, puff...pass and pass the dutchie on the left hand side?

That is the only way I can see you having this kind of conversation with Clinton. Now if you had talked about MATH, I would totally believe you.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:37 PM

33. Another unMITTigated prevarication.

 

Google "lying for the lord" to understand the roots of mitch's sociopathy.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:38 PM

34. There is not reason to believe this LIAR.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:38 PM

35. Must be an empty chair Clinton

and a creation from some movie actor....

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:39 PM

36. I doubt Bill said that, but then...

 

he does say some really stupid things.

Much more likely Mitt is just extending his Liar Campaign and looking to ruffle people up.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:43 PM

37. Hey Mittens...

Pretty sure I'd have gotten a little suspicious that the Big Dawg was having some fun at my expense when he went on to say that Queen Anne's stupid speech about eating off a table made from a door made him want to join the republican party. Bill... c'mon don't fuck with the republicans they have enough of their own people to delude them and fuck with their perceptions of reality.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:49 PM

39. Bill told Monica she was the most beautiful woman in the world...

Hows that going

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:49 PM

40. Read. My. Username.

 

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:52 PM

43. Bill was being gracious- along the lines of "Sandy really changed the tone of the election"



it's such a waste trying to treat Romney like a human being. Who goes and rats out a private conversation like that anyway, even if you ignore his distortions. He can't even take a compliment for his wife without running to cash it in.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:54 PM

44. Free Speech is one thing...

... but come on!

Bill Clinton, who has been stumping hard for Obama, calls Mittens and says Obama will lose??!!???!


He must be pouting 'cause he lost.... Bad

Either that or he's nutz...


Another for the Liar-Liar-Pants-on-Fire Wall

Bill better put the Kibosh on that one... Hard!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:08 PM

45. So the hurricane was one of those "gifts" Obama gave to poor folks.

Depending on who you listen to.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:08 PM

46. I Wouldn't Believe Shit Mitt Said at this Point.

Truth is Bill had a much bigger impact than Sandy and I'm sure Bill knows that so this supposedly comment makes no sense. Even so, we don't know context of comment. Maybe Bill was just trying to make him feel better since I'm sure he's pretty despondent these days. We'll never know.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:27 PM

47. Bullshite.. I don't believe a word that inveterate Liar says..

would Clinton even be calling that asshole? ..Who, btw, just needs stfu and go away.

Poor mittload is trying to make himself feel better and using Bill Clinton among other ways to do it.



http://www.democraticunderground.com/101779855

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:48 PM

49. Mitt Lying?

He has never lied a day of his life.....................

Until he ran for president. Then, everything out of his mouth was a lie. I trust him about as far as I can throw this 50M building I'm sitting in. Bet he's sitting at home with Ann watching Days of our lives. LMAO

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:50 PM

50. Wait, Mitt Romney? Who is he again?

Oh, the guy who's not and never will be President. LOL.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:55 PM

51. Wait ... now I am completely confused ... I thought it is because of all the gifts we are getting

does that mean we won't get any gifts?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:09 PM

54. Even if Clinton said that. It was meant to be a private conversation

Not something you run and tell the media. It doesn't change the results anyway.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:06 PM

55. Bill was probably being nice, and Romney probably spun it to be much more than it was.

Doesn't matter, we'll thankfully be spared of any more of Romney. His own party will shut him down with the crap he continues to say, and they have no reason to pretend they like him anymore.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:45 PM

56. The key phrase is "during a call with donors"

"See? Even Bill Clinton says I would have won if not for that meddling storm! I didn't waste your money!"

I wonder if any of them will drop a dime on him to the IRS, or if that violates the Fat Cat Code?


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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:55 PM

57. Wow. This liar can't stop himself

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:07 PM

58. How can ANYONE doubt that Romney LIED???? HE LIED the entire length of the campaign and

lied over and over about the same things to different people on different days. in my mind that man is as psychotic as them come.

All he does is smirk after he leaves a podium..he's a TOTAL WHACK JOB. I hope this man gets what is coming to him. Money does NOT buy happiness.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:24 PM

59. "Mitt Romney Puts the Republican Spin about Sandy in Bill Clinton’s Mouth" by Sarah

Jones at PoliticusUSA

Snips..

Bill Clinton is one of the best politicians around. He knows the hurricane did not win the election for Obama, although Obama’s competency in dealing with it did not hurt. Obama was already winning in the swing states, where he swept Romney, leaving him “shell shocked”.


Obviously, Romney is having a tough time with reality. Not only did his first debate bump not last past the improving economic numbers just days later, but this is the man who put words in Australia’s Foreign Minister’s mouth in order to attack Obama.


http://www.politicususa.com/mitt-romney-puts-republican-spin-sandy-bill-clintons-mouth.html

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:28 PM

60. I think the whole idea that Sandy won the election for Obama is rediculous

He was already going to win. It may have been closer, maybe not. Sandy did give him a spotlight a week before the election and made it very difficult for Romney to do anything with out looking like the psychotic clown he is.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:34 PM

61. Why would Bill even call him about ANYTHING in the first place??

 

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Response to forestpath (Reply #61)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:25 PM

62. That is what I would like to know. Why would Bill Clinton call him? nt

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