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'He was completely shell-shocked':
Aides reveal the moment Romney
realized he lost... as wife
Ann wept by his side

Daily Mail [UK], by Meghan Keneally, Hugo Gye

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/9/2012 7:18:25 PM

Members of Mitt Romney’s campaign staff ignored the early day warning signs of low voter turnout on Election Day and held on to their optimism until it turned into befuddled confusion. The person that was left the most surprised by the unfavorable numbers, however, was Romney himself. ‘There's nothing worse than when you think you're going to win, and you don't. It was like a sucker punch,’ one unidentified adviser told CBS. The concession call was handled by Romney’s body man, Garrett Jackson, who diligently called his Democratic counterpart Marvin Nicholson. ‘Is your boss available?’ Jackson asked.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 11/9/2012 7:25:27 PM     (No. 9003820)

My heart just breaks for Gov Romney and Mrs Romney. My anger just keeps growing by the minute at people like Chris Christie and other RINO's who used Romney then stabbed him in the back. Thought I'd be better by now but - no.

I was just as upset when Clinton beat Bush in 1992 and Dole in 1996, but this time is different for some reason

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/9/2012 7:30:16 PM     (No. 9003828)

Mitt, Ann, Paul and Janna are good people. They have no reason to hang their heads. Obama is not as well-liked as the media who props him up wants us to believe. I predict his inauguration coverage will get very low ratings.

America is ready for a change, and once the GOP learns effective strategies to defeat those who protect the status quo, things will look up for our nation.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dman, 11/9/2012 7:30:51 PM     (No. 9003832)

Many of us suspected this might happen. If Mitt couldn't see it, then he was not qualified to be POTUS. He's a good and decent man, but all the signs of possible election theft were there for those who had eyes to see. Among other qualities, a President needs vision.

Today's news about Petreus is also no surprise for those of us who can see what we're dealing with.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: happy conservative, 11/9/2012 7:32:20 PM     (No. 9003833)

This man was too "good" for the electorate that turned their eyes and money/stuff grubbing hands to the government.

They want a nanny-state. What they're going to get in the future will surprise the fools who cast their votes for democrat promises.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sfacheem, 11/9/2012 7:35:48 PM     (No. 9003837)

We all think we know what we want.
But God knows what we need.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Former lurker, 11/9/2012 7:43:10 PM     (No. 9003847)

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan did this campaign to try try to save our country. The fact they lost does not reflect poorly on them, it is the fault of too many takers.

I am proud to have supported them and in mourning for America. For the first time in my life I am not optimistic about our future.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: judy, 11/9/2012 7:56:31 PM     (No. 9003865)

Romney & Ryan did a great job. They could have brought this country back. Now...who knows what will happen.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: batchief, 11/9/2012 7:56:51 PM     (No. 9003866)

On Wednesday morning I buried my brother and lost my country. Talk about a double wammy. Saul Alinsky was the winner (if you tell people a lie enough times they will believe it is the truth) and a good man, who truly cares about his country, was the loser. Sad indeed.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ArtieC, 11/9/2012 8:01:59 PM     (No. 9003872)

So were a lot of us.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jorgecito, 11/9/2012 8:03:30 PM     (No. 9003879)

#3, surely you jest. Obviously Romney could envision the possibility of a loss.

And he is a strong enough man, that within a short time of realizing he had lost, he was onstage and on national television, giving a clear-eyed and gracious concession speech.

Think you could do that?

And #8, my condolences. I lost a dear friend suddenly, a week before the election. Only consolation is that she didn't live to see the destruction of her country.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: saryden, 11/9/2012 8:03:42 PM     (No. 9003880)

I felt the same .. sucker-punched. Here we had a truly admirable, honest man willing to take on America's problems -- and the Ozero Campaign stole the election through who knows what? Youth, stupid women, Soros payments, rigged machines, computer voting?
This is tragedy beyond belief. Those who voted for Ozero deserve what the future holds, but the rest of rational America does not. I hold the Romney and Ryan families in my prayers and hope they feel the love of the millions who so wanted them to lead us.
Now comes The Resistance and the Re-education of our youth.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/9/2012 8:04:15 PM     (No. 9003881)

#8: I'm sorry for the loss of your brother. What an awful double tragedy you've had this week.

The Gimmecrats almost certainly stole this election through voter fraud and voter suppression. Many members of the military (the ones who have actually earned the privilege of voting) didn't receive their ballots in time. Convenient for the most corrupt president we have ever had.

Go to Romney's FB and thank them for their effort. They need support in a time like this and they won't get it from selfish turncoats like Christie et al.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: judy, 11/9/2012 8:08:45 PM     (No. 9003889)

No way was the Daily Mail in Romney's inner circle...probably just made up. You can tell the type person by how they handle loss. ...and he was classy.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: 4LadyK, 11/9/2012 8:09:39 PM     (No. 9003890)

There was massive voter fraud in OH and CO. Let's just get that on the table.

What I don't understand is why Romney pulled a McCain and just nicely gave up. What was that? He should have had them recounted in the key swing states - who cares what it looks like - the country was at stake.

I think there was fraud BECAUSE they were so shocked. I also think Christie contributed to his loss. But so did Romney by being to nice and gracious about Benghazi and for not defining himself, but letting Obama do it for him.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Java D, 11/9/2012 8:13:26 PM     (No. 9003898)

I'm still in shock & think this election was rigged. Socialists have no morals or shame. I haven't felt this bad since 9/11.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Dixie, 11/9/2012 8:23:22 PM     (No. 9003913)

I still haven't been able to process the defeat myself....and my heart goes out to the Romneys and Ryans because I had always admired how hard they worked and how qualified they were to do the work.

American struck out. We missed a chance to right things. I am very upset.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 11/9/2012 8:28:26 PM     (No. 9003924)

There was fraud on a massive scale. And we tuck our tale between our legs. If they won't fight for a proper accounting of the vote, then just where are their convictions?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: tonyl, 11/9/2012 8:33:56 PM     (No. 9003931)

My heart aches for America. I haven't been this heartbroken since my father died. God help us.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: judy, 11/9/2012 8:36:45 PM     (No. 9003936)

The unions spent 1/2 billion $$$ on this election, but they spent tons on the Walker recall...and Walker won. And look at the big repubs wins in 2010. I'm still suspicious about this election. It doesn't add up. The won couldn't fill venues,the first debate the won was so lost, the third debate he was arrogant... I hope someone takes a good look at the election results. Repubs never fight results & the dems know it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: uno, 11/9/2012 8:43:49 PM     (No. 9003955)

The election is over,
The talking is done.

My party lost,
Your party won.

Let's agree to disagree,
Let the arguments pass.

I’ll hug my elephant,
And you can kiss my ass.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 11/9/2012 9:08:27 PM     (No. 9004006)

I'm still in mourning. Even our daughter is. This is disaster......far worse the 2008. We had two good men who had the chance...the chance...to turn the country around.

Ironically, the person who will probably be the least bitter about this loss will be Romney himself....he's just that realistic and good. But I'm bitter...grieving and bitter.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 11/9/2012 9:13:51 PM     (No. 9004014)

It's natural for a candidate to insulate himself from the reality that he might lose. Unfortunately, campaigning to not lose keeps you from doing things that will win. Romney and his advisors hunkered down while Obama carpet bombed him with lies. Will the GOP ever learn? No, they will not. Romney is a good man, he didn't deserve what he got, but the GOP needs gutter fighters. It's about survival now. Being nice to Democrats means you get your throat cut, but it also means I get my throat cut, so the GOP had better knock it off.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Revolution76, 11/9/2012 9:19:15 PM     (No. 9004026)

It is not possible that there were fewer votes than in 2004. It is not possible that there were 14 million fewer votes than 2008. Everyone and I mean everyone I have spoken to cannot remember seeing more people at the polls. I have seen the same told by many on this site. The exist polls all point to Obama losing, strong majorities think we're on the wrong track, the economy is the primary issue, Romney is better on the economy, etc. etc. and yet Obama wins? The math doesn't add up. There is something horribly wrong here. The election was stolen. Obama is not a legitimate president. Unfortunately, the country is lost. It is now time to "...throw off such government, and to provide new guards for [our] future security." The United States are finished but the conservative states should start anew. I don't think it will be long now. I pray that it won't.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 11/9/2012 9:28:05 PM     (No. 9004040)

"There is something horribly wrong here."
#23 is absolutely right.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 11/9/2012 9:30:35 PM     (No. 9004050)

I am sick to death of so-called conservatives (including those on this site) who continue to attack Romney after this catastrophic election. Romney and Ryan were good candidates, and they worked very hard to win and save us from the beast, Obama. If there is any blame for their loss, it lies at the feet of judges who would not allow states to implement voter ID laws, which would have made it harder for the Democrats to cheat in certain critical states. And when I hear that Republican vote numbers were lower than 2008, I can only believe that many RINO-phobic and Libertarian-leaning fair-weather Republicans once again failed to vote for their party's candidates because of some distorted, holier-than-thou insistence on dogmatic "purity" in the candidates, thus handing the election to the Democrats, as they did in 2008. This election turned out to be a tragedy, and we are all in mourning. Don't annoy the rest of us with your unhelpful complaining.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 11/9/2012 9:31:34 PM     (No. 9004052)

#8, I am very sorry for your loss.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: terrywhite, 11/9/2012 9:34:07 PM     (No. 9004057)

I think Obama knew he was likely to loose so the reports of the votinh machines reversing the entries ...if you indicate Romney it recorded a vote for Obama....are likely true. Romney is really thr winner with 300+ electoral votes!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: noddy, 11/9/2012 9:44:13 PM     (No. 9004068)

What an opportunity for a couple, or three or four, of would-be journalists. Work it for the next two years and find out where the fraud occurred. It won't change the fact we are stuck with Obama and The Thing. It will make a huge difference going forward. Voting machines are this difficult, or this easy? If we can put a man on the moon...

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Reply 29 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 11/9/2012 9:51:09 PM     (No. 9004083)

#21, we in this house feel exactly as you do. And that was very well said, #25.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 11/9/2012 11:29:22 PM     (No. 9004242)

I´m not even going to address the "so-called conservative" slap; it can sit alongside "RINO" on the shelf of fratricidal epithets that helped lose this election. For over a year I have watched people on this site throwing away votes. Men and women of good faith can differ over matters of politics and still unite in a common cause. What they will not do is partner with people who insult them. I have no doubt that the derisive behavior of some Romney advocates on this site cost Mitt votes. Call it deriding for a fall. I´m equally certain that unthinking condemnations of Romney after he was nominated did us no good. The two great conservative leaders of my lifetime left us two pieces of political wisdom: The Buckley Rule and the Eleventh Commandment. Going forward, we need to vote for the most conservative candidate who can win, and we need to remember Reagan´s commandment and keep it wholly.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: ivehadit, 11/9/2012 11:35:45 PM     (No. 9004255)

Thank you, Mitt Romney. You were an excellent candidate and you picked an excellent running mate. You threaded the needle perfectly, a needle that many cannot grasp today. You had to walk a fine line with the media ready to take you down in so many ways.

We love you for wanting to save our country and we owe you and your family so much gratitude.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/9/2012 11:38:35 PM     (No. 9004265)

I have been voting longer than some people have been alive and I have never waiting over 3 hours to vote, including in 2008.
Voters here were ticked out of their mind over Zippy. So how did he win ?

Mitt is a very gracious man and we are the ones that lost.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: WIBadger, 11/9/2012 11:43:18 PM     (No. 9004269)

Spot on #5. And I agree with everyone that Mitt & Anne are classy people who deserved better. I also KNOW that Paul Ryan is a good man (being from my state).

There could well be a silver lining to all this that we may not yet see. But God knows.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: BarryNo, 11/9/2012 11:50:12 PM     (No. 9004275)

What is this ´Low voter turnout´? I saw lines of people where normally I saw hand fulls. From everything I saw personally, and heard reported, Republican turnout should have been at record levels.

I... smell... a... RAT!!!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: tomishere, 11/9/2012 11:56:10 PM     (No. 9004284)

exit polls shows less conservative support for Mitt than McCain. Hope all the conservatives that stayed home burn in hell.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: DonQuijote, 11/10/2012 12:17:06 AM     (No. 9004300)

I have never been more biter about an election than now. My household has already been hit by a layoff due to this fraudulent election. What to do, what to do? I like the idea of a resistance movement.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 11/10/2012 2:01:52 AM     (No. 9004375)

Remember Obama crying before the election? That was when he knew he was going to lose.

And he cried again after the election. He had exactly the same look on his face OJ had when the jury found him, ´not guilty´ of slitting two white people´s throats.

Romney and Ryan were elected by Americans, but they and we were cheated through massive fraud. We are now on the verge of subjugation by the same kind of thugs who take over South American countries.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: udanja99, 11/10/2012 4:17:25 AM     (No. 9004430)

He didn´t lose. He was robbed.

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