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"There's A Sense That We Let Mitt Romney Down"

arcman Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 5:29 PM
Considering that there were 3 million fewer votes than "08, It doesn't sound like they "held the base" very well.

Mitt Romney's top campaign aides just concluded a conference call with conservative journalists, in which they assessed the damage from Tuesday's loss at the polls.  The participants included campaign manager Matt Rhoades, political director Rich Beeson, polling director Neil Newhouse and digital director Zac Moffat.  A few notes from the call:

Matt Rhoades, on the overall race: "No campaign is perfect, and we certainly made our share of mistakes." And on Paul Ryan: "He has come away from this race with a very bright future before him."

Rich Beeson, on the campaign's strategy: "We won independents and held the...