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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
#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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
More than 100 members of the BBC have been deployed to South Africa to cover Nelson Mandela’s death and memorial service. Staff were flown out to cover the story in the week the corporation received more than 1,000 complaints from viewers about local news and the storms being ignored to cover his death. (Snip) Far fewer staff were dedicated to the coverage on other channels, with nine people including a presenter, correspondents and camera operator from ITV sent out to South Africa. A spokeswoman for the BBC said: “Over a ten-day period we expect to have deployed around 120 journalists, technicians and support
President Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro today, an unprecedented gesture of friendship which occurred, fittingly, at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. [Snip] Obama greeted a long line of world leaders and heads of state attending the memorial service in Johannesburg after flying to South Africa with a U.S. delegation which included former presidents Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Jimmy Carter along with their families. Obama also shook hands with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who has clashed with the U.S. President over alleged National Security Agency spying. He was later spotted in the VIP stands posing
Barack Obama today paid an emotional tribute to Nelson Mandela, calling the South African leader a ´giant of history´ as he spoke at a memorial service in a stadium where around a third of the seats were mysteriously left empty. The U.S. President, who moments earlier had shaken hands with Cuba´s Raul Castro in a historic moment of reconciliation, receivied a rapturous reception for his eulogy at the service in Johannesburg´s FNB Stadium, which started an hour late in the pouring rain. Cyril Ramaphosa, the deputy president of the ruling ANC party who opened the proceedings, said: ´In our tradition,
To those of you who may be alarmed by the notion that the US security services, helped by their obliging colleagues at GCHQ, might have access to all your internet activity--private emails included--Sir Malcolm Rifkind offers soothing reassurance. [Snip] Responding to the fact that a very impressive group of US web companies and internet providers has sent a letter to President Obama expressing concern at this wholesale hoovering up of the internet activityof ordinary citizens, Sir Malcolm observes that the signatories "have not concluded that what is happening…is necessarily unlawful." No, indeed they haven´t--because that is precisely the question at
As we grieve the loss of Madiba let us console ourselves with the happy thought that still living among us is an African-born hero whose saintliness, courage and high principle remain an example to us all. I refer, of course, to Peter Hain MP. Yesterday in Parliament, Hain let MPs into the little-known secret of his personal friendship with Mandela, which he had only previously disclosed in the dozen or so books he had written on the subject (including Mandela and Me; Mandela, My Part In His Victory; Mandela: He Owed Me Everything; Botha: My Part In His Downfall; Apartheid--I
There is a philosophy taught in business schools called Just in Time which preaches that factories should be run as leanly and efficiently as possible. Rather than paying to keep people and machinery on standby you reduce the capacity of a production line to the level at which it can just about cope with demand. It is a more profitable way to run a factory but I am not sure I would be so keen on the theory if I had been lying in the back of an ambulance for six hours and 22 minutes waiting for a hospital bed
France last night stood accused of encouraging thousands of refugees to attempt to enter Britain illegally after a homeless shelter dubbed “Sangatte II” was opened in Calais. [Snip] Yesterday in Calais there were at least 500 refugees, some of whom had spent two years travelling from countries such as Afghanistan, Kurdistan, Turkmenistan, Eritrea and Pakistan. The Daily Express was the first British newspaper inside one makeshift tent city where desperate men and women, some with children only a few months old, are prepared to risk their lives to reach to the UK. Alongside penniless vagrants at the shabby litter-strewn site
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people, the Obama-Clinton-Rice cabal that led to the Benghazi cover-up was
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.
Just how much do many Hollywood liberals hate conservatives? In an interview with Playboy, Ben Affleck said, "When I watch a guy [on film] I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him": PLAYBOY: You developed a political profile campaigning for presidential candidates Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama. How did that come about? AFFLECK: I grew up in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider—very left-wing Democrats living in a heterogeneous working-class neighborhood. I picked up a lot of those values there, and I
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry opened her program over the weekend with a commentary about the Affordable Care Act’s colloquial moniker: “Obamacare.” She said that the word was originally created as a “derogatory term,” designed by white men as a way to delegitimize President Barack Obama and his achievement. However, she said that the term will soon be synonymous with all of Obama’s accomplishments and she urged her audience to use the term with pride. “I want to talk today about a controversial word. It’s a word that has been with us for years, and like it or not, it’s indelibly
Barack Obama has arrived in South Africa to lead the American delegation at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. But his party is reportedly stuck in traffic and he is said to have arrived late at the stadium for the ceremony. [Snip] But Mr Clinton, Mr Carter and his wife Rosalynn have all traveled separately to the event. According to reports, Mr Obama and his delegation are stuck in a lines of traffic caused by tens of thousands of people making their way to the event. Mr Obama is among the foreign leaders who