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

deprogramming services Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 7:15 PM
That is opinion, which is not founded in reality. Ryan is a good man. So is Romney by the way; it's just that both of them did poorly in their debates. It is the opinion of some people that Romney would have been more likely to win if he had been a true conservative; more like Ryan in other words. That would have given him a better chance of winning the debates anyway. But Ryan is a lot like Ryan, and he lost his debate, so who knows. But I seriously doubt that Ryan being too conservative is the reason Romney lost.

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....