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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:07 PM

Mitt Romney Says Bill Clinton Told Him Hurricane Sandy Won Obama Election [View all]

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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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