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

cdavis211 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:54 AM
It's like most of the campaigning and debate didn't really matter. They just targeted the groups they needed, engaged in the most shop-worn, "they're mean and want to take your stuff, we're nice and want to give you stuff" rhetoric. Assassinated the character of the opposition and packed all of the right polling stations ... some even had over %100 turnout. This is very troubling: the right is playing by a different set of rules and decorum. I don't want us to take a page from the left, the sleaze is largely why I left the Dem party but we have got to get ahead of this problem or the country will continue suffering.

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....