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

Dave M Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 9:07 PM
Maybe the staffers comments show the problem. I distrusted polls because I thought the motive behind making them public was to generate a desired outcome. I've seen it many times but it turned out not to be the case here. But an inside staffer has a responsibility to his candidate and the party faithful. to keep a clear eye. He knows things about these polls that laymen like myself wouldn't know. Their treatment of these indicate to me that it would be wise for these staffers to become unemployed and change professions.

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....