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

Major Kid, USMC Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 7:14 AM
I disagree at least partially. He did inspire a lot of people, just not enough to overcome the need of some for the perfect candidate. They were still wrong to stay home. We needed to get Obama out FIRST AND FOREMOST, THEN work on Romney to make him better while we looked for Mr. Perfect.

Mitt Romney's top campaign aides conducted a conference call with conservative journalists this afternoon, during which they assessed the damage from Tuesday's electoral loss.  The participants included campaign manager Matt Rhoades, political director Rich Beeson, polling director Neil Newhouse and digital director Zac Moffatt.  A few notes from the call:

Matt Rhoades, on the overall race: "No campaign is perfect, and we certainly made our share of mistakes." 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 base....