3. of all aspect of this story this is what boggles my mind the most - don't they check Intrade?
Don't they read the numerous non-partisan number crunchers? Every single bookie, financial derivative market and ever single non-partisan statistician all said the same thing - every single one without ANY exceptions - that it was possible for Romney to win if absolutely everything broke their way and they cut every single lucky break - but Obama held the very strong advantage - absolutely everyone knew that except the Republicans from the lowest grassroots level to the senior advisers and candidates themselves. This is third world despot level self-delusion - a culture of no one telling the emperor or even the emperor's advisers and supporters that the emperor has no clothes.
"It is not excessive to believe this growing, gargantuan, secret complex now represents the greatest threat to our freedom in the new twenty-first century." - former U.S. Senator Gary Hart