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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:48 AM

1. I will never understand how or why Romney and the GOP

failed to see what was coming at them. It now appears that they really, really believed they would win. Not just that they had a good chance to win, or that they would probably win, but that they would win for sure, and by an enormous, historic landslide. They were so convinced of this that Romney didn't even write a just-in-case concession speech; his transition web site actually got published; and he had a big-ass fireworks display all set to go to celebrate the awesome gloriousness of Mitt Romney.

Then the bubble popped, and they - especially Karl Rove, bless his heart - were caught on national TV with their pants around their ankles and poleaxed "WTF just happened?" expressions on their faces. And then they cancelled all their credit cards before the campaign workers could even use them for cab fare home.

Why the hell would any party or candidate behave this way? Why would they not want to track every single poll, not just the ones that favored them? Why would they not want to analyze objectively the demographics and characteristics of every single square inch of the country? Why would they not want to watch and analyze what the opposition was up to? Were they so swallowed up by the ideological bubble they created with the eager help of Fox and Limbaugh that they had become incapable of considering the possibility that there were some morsels of truth that didn't square with what they wanted to believe? Even if they knew Rove had arranged for some kind of vote-flipping scheme in OH (which might explain his weird behavior when OH was called for Obama), how can they have been so completely and stupidly certain Romney would win?

I think this election really is one for the history books. I eagerly await the release more "Game Change" - type tell-all publications. It sure would be interesting to find out what those idiots were thinking.

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