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Dual election losses ‘very
personal’ for Mitt’s right-hand man

Boston Herald, by Hillary Chabot

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/1/2012 9:38:48 AM

Eric Fehrnstrom, top strategist for Mitt Romney and U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, told the Herald he hasn’t “even thought about what’s next” career-wise after a bruising double-barrel loss in two of the nation’s most closely watched contests — but those close to him say he’s taken the defeat hard. “I’m taking some time off over the holidays and spending it with my family,” said Fehrnstrom, who dismissed chatter that the high-profile defeats would tarnish his, or his consulting firm the Shawmut Group’s, reputation. “I’m proud of the role the Shawmut Group played in helping Gov. Romney win the Republican

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/1/2012 9:43:03 AM     (No. 9042785)

Gee, I dunno Eric- I think I saw a help wanted ad to fill the position of latrine orderly in the US Senate.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 12/1/2012 9:51:02 AM     (No. 9042803)

Eric should find a new line of work, methinks.

Perhaps as a salesman for "Etch-a-Sketch"?

Cluelessly sandbagged in ALL of the crucial swing states??!! Gimme a break!

Imagine if he were Josef Stalin´s ´top strategist.´

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 12/1/2012 10:15:25 AM     (No. 9042862)

There was a top strategist?? That race was strategized??

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 12/1/2012 10:18:00 AM     (No. 9042866)

Man! I hope so. This article should include Stuart Stevens, Reince Pribus, Karl Rove, etc. I want a whole new cabal to start driving the Conservative Repubicans...not the squishy moderates who won´t drive the election on solid conservative principles.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 12/1/2012 10:19:21 AM     (No. 9042870)

Let´s not blame the thieves who stole the election and their cohorts in the msm.

Let´s blame our guys.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: noproblems, 12/1/2012 10:31:42 AM     (No. 9042898)

I cant understand the confusion over this.

The Repug establishment candidate (Romney)outspent everyone 10 to 1 in the primary and trashed his primary opponents worse than he did 0bama, and they wonder why the turnout never happened?

Romney is part of the political class in Washington. His daddy was govenor and ran against Nixon in 1972. He is no different than the Bushes.

This party has run out of ideas, and has no moral foundation (resisting marginal tax increases on the rich while allowing the debt to get to $16 trillion is not a moral foundation).



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Reply 7 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 12/1/2012 10:49:41 AM     (No. 9042949)

#5 - the repubs had ample warning theft was the order of he day.

Time for a new party.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: FunnyGirl, 12/1/2012 11:10:07 AM     (No. 9042988)

Blaming the opposition or the media isn´t productive. The Republicans have the better message, we just didn´t sell it effectively. It´s our fault and, unless we recognize that, we´ll lose again.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/1/2012 11:26:36 AM     (No. 9043029)

Eric, you were smug and condescending while you put your foot in your (and the candidate´s) mouth. Again and again you showed disdain for the Republican base. Most of us voted for Romney in spite of you.

Get another line of work. Just don´t let it be anything to do with selling. You stink at that.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BarryNo, 12/1/2012 11:42:51 AM     (No. 9043051)

One of the reasons the Republicans lose is because their strategists are too busy being cute for the Liberal Media instead of feeling for the pulse of the American People. They are so busy cozying up to Chris Matthews and the like, their employers constituents quickly suspect they are being betrayed.

I personally believe we haven´t had two Political Parties since the early 1900´s. They are one party - the ´Turn them into Slaves´ Party, divided up for our entertainment and confusion into the public ´Democrats´ and ´Republicans´. Because resisting entry of people from outside the Elites would give the game away, we occasionally have exceptions, like Ronald Reagan, who shocked the Elites by winning, when he should have lost and reminding people what America is supposed to be.

Bushies 1 and 2 were inside Elitists. ´W´ simply had a wake-up call on 9/11 and betrayed his principles, which is why the Elites hated him so fervently. Most Republican candidates like Romney are either in bed with Elites or Elites themselves.

I think we need MAJOR housecleaning before we can hope to go on. The Elites and their allies and lackeys are too entrenched, now. We would have to resort to their own tactics (ballot stuffing, rigging votes, electronic shuffleboard with the voting machines and voter intimidation) to overcome their advantage.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 12/1/2012 12:16:57 PM     (No. 9043090)

The establishment´s hired guns can´t substitute for principles and conviction. The GOP is finished at the national level. Big money can get what it wants without playing politics; the only reason they even bother embarrassing themselves is to keep us thinking we have an alternative.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: snowcloud, 12/1/2012 12:52:32 PM     (No. 9043115)

#9, this character couldn´t sell water in the desert.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Elvira, 12/1/2012 1:01:07 PM     (No. 9043124)

#9 Has it exactly right. They spent the entire primaries trashing the Republican field. Well those guys/gal were also supported by voters of various means and ideals. What did they expect?? Sudden undying devotion? Yet they refused to slime the one who deserved it the most? That´s a srategy?


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein, 12/1/2012 1:09:32 PM     (No. 9043135)

It´s branding. The Republican Party has two wings. One is the Rockefeller wing. It is elite, east coast, monied, and not much caring for the vast middle of Fly over country. The other wing is the Goldwater wing. It is western, populous, working and middle class, and prefers a return to our Constitutional roots. The Rockefeller Republicans are all the Bushes, Dole, Romney, the so called "conservative" communitariat, Rove, Sununu, and McCain, even though he is a Westerner. The Goldwater wing is Reagan, Palin, the Tea Party, Ted Cruz, Kelley Ayott, Allen West, Breitbart, Bill Whittle, and a host of lesser known, younger politicians, pundits, and intellectuals. In this last election Romney froze out the Goldwater Republicans, because he is an elitist, non conservative, country club Republican. He froze out Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, and lost the working class, giving the class warfare debating points into the hands of the Democrats. He lost. He deserved to lose. It´s time to kick the Rockefeller Republicans to the curb, and take the fight to the Democrats.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 12/1/2012 3:58:07 PM     (No. 9043340)

Once Romney got the nomination, he treated conservatives like Dracula treats holy water (except when he needed money).



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Reply 16 - Posted by: mollybob, 12/1/2012 4:25:28 PM     (No. 9043382)

Well, said #´s 13 and 14! Even though he denigrated many of us in the primaries(usually through surrogates, some of them right here), we still voted for Mitt. But like many others, I will never vote for another country-club candidiate again.

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