WASHINGTON— Mitt Romney says his heart said he was going to win the presidency, but when early results came in on election night, he knew it was not to be. The GOP nominee tells "Fox News Sunday" that he knew his campaign was in trouble when exit polls suggested a close race in Florida. Romney thought he´d win the state solidly. Obama ended up taking Florida and won the election by a wide margin in the electoral vote. Romney says there was "a slow recognition" at that time that President Barack Obama would win —
Mr. Romney, the truth is, you did win that day. Now the Obama crowd can point to the election results and claim otherwise, but I believe you did win. I believe most legitimate, one-time voters chose you. And I believe that is a group of Americans that Obama is going to find difficult to govern/rule/dicate to, whatever.
Like #2, I was feeling good up until Tuesday morning when I saw the long lines, and out-of-state college students being bused to the polls. I got the same feeling in my stomach.
When I think back on the huge number of endorsements Romney/Ryan got from newspapers that you´d normally expect to back Obama, and the huge crowds that Romney/Ryan drew as opposed to the paltry ones Obama was drawing, it´s hard to deny the idea that something very bad happened. R/R should have won.
He lost Florida the same way Allen West lost, fraud. HOLDER intimidated the election clerks to stop verifying ID´s for registered voters, TRUE THE VOTE was submitting duplicate registrations and out of state and the dead, the clerks were sorting through this until the unJustice Dept stepped and sued the state, to assure the fraud.
GOP was totally unprepared for widespread vote fraud. How can this be? Did they not notice ACORN? Did they not notice the Black Panther intimidation? Did they not notice so called ´early voting´? The playbook was pretty simple: log the early vote and then block the legitimate vote on election day by long lines and delays. Not a peep out of any Republican even hinting at fraud - then they ask for donations? Yeah, right.
GOP was prepared for voter fraud. They were not prepared for flipping of vote machines because that´s something new and far more dangerous. There is no way that the country which voted entirely Republican in 2010 suddenly had a change of heart two years later when essentially nothing was improved. It was fraud - his heart was right and so was his polling data. Don´t fall for this bogus discussion about how the Republicans need to change.
Machines that can be programmed are worse than the hanging chads of dumb voters.
GOP agreed in 80´s (?) not to go after voter fraud in the ´burbs or inner city, rather--the heavily minority communities. Why that?
I like Mitt and Ann out front and center (and note the Mormon questions now put to bed by the media?) Not only does he get an "I told you so" moment but we do too and the Romney´s have class.
Rubio did not deliver Florida but rather made it about his favorite minority and getting the GOP to embrace amnesty. I believe GWB tried amnesty of sorts with a path to citizenship and the dems rejected it? How fast the voting public forgets--that and Hillarycare that obaMao finally pushed through with the devious duo Pelousi and Dirty Harry usurping powers to ramrod it through.
Perfect storm, we had our chance, and now ought to check out the signs of the times IMO. Ahmabeingbad in Iran wishes to blow up the world and usher in the 12th Imam. North Korea, China and Russia in the mix as the plot thickens.
How do we combat flipping the voting machines? We can purge the voting rolls all we want and still the Ds will steal elections, especially in places that use paperless Diebold machines. No traceable evidence trail.
Romney is a fine, decent man. He grew up in America and understands and truly cares about this country. He´s what we needed to save this country from itself. It´s quite sad that we will never experience what a great president he would have been.
There are two things I will believe to my dying day. That massive vote fraud occurred in the 2012 elections. Mitt Romney should be President and Ross Perot was paid to run in the 1992 elections to steal votes that would have gone to President George H.W. Bush so as to ensure a win for bill clinton.
The voter fraud paranoia is just another excuse from the Romney water carriers; for a home truth they cannot bear. Romney was a horrendous candidate principled conservatives warned about since 2006! Despite a real unemployment rate topping 17%, Romney could not make his case w/the electorate!!!!! The voters took full measure of Romney and found him wanting; w/o either conviction or core principle; a dissembler and waffler, desperate to please. So they decided to vote for the devil they knew. End of story.
I agree he was a poor candidate, though certainly a good guy. But I also know that there was vote machine skullduggery. Sister-in-law, who has never before voted for a Republican in ANY election, voted for Romney, but observed it being recorded as a vote for Obumble. Trumbull county Ohio.
Romney was exactly what the country needed at this moment in time. It´s too bad so many Americans are brain dead. It´s tragic, really. Elections have consequences and Obama is back for another four years. I hope those responsible suffer the most. I suspect they will.
Massive vote fraud was reported in Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Pennsylvania. The GOP is useless in protecting its candidates from Democrat election fraud. They can´t even arrange a fair debate, even for the party´s own primaries.
KATHLEEN KANE, Pennsylvania´s attorney general since January, is now considering a run for higher elected office. The Scranton native is not planning to enter the crowded 2014 Democratic primary election for governor, as many speculated. Instead, Kane is eyeing a 2016 run for the U.S. Senate against Pat Toomey, a Lehigh Valley Republican. Three sources close to Kane confirmed that she is very interested in a 2016 Senate run. "I think she sees it as a good opportunity," one of the sources said. "I think it´s something she´s seriously looking at." No decision has been made, according to a second
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