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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:44 AM

Behind the Scenes at Romney HQ Election Night - the moment he had to concede [View all]




This is the first article I found that really describes what happened at that moment when Gov. Romney had to step out and make that concession speech. The article is lengthy which describes the entire Obama strategy and is worth a read - but I am always interested in what those last moments were like. Kinda sad - but GLAD WE WON!



"Even as the networks declared Mr. Obama the winner, Mr. Romney, who had earlier told reporters he had written only a victory speech, paused before the walk downstairs from his hotel room in Boston. It was 11:30 p.m., and Romney field teams in Ohio, Virginia and Florida called in, saying the race was too close for the candidate to give up. At least four planes were ready to go, and aides had bags packed for recount battles in narrowly divided states. Bob White, a close Romney friend and adviser, was prepared to tell the waiting crowd that Mr. Romney would not yet concede.

"But then, Mr. Romney quietly decided it was over. Its not going to happen, he said.

"As Ann Romney cried softly, he headed down to deliver his speech, ending his second, and presumably last, bid for the White House. Four decades earlier, his father and inspiration, George Romney, a former Michigan governor failed in his own such quest."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/us/politics/obama-campaign-clawed-back-after-a-dismal-debate.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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