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

iheartdc Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 7:52 PM
We need to stay strong and accept the results. For those that voted for Obama, you lose the right to complain about this economy over the next four years. For those of you who blamed the state of this mess on Bush, that time is over. You don't get to run a country for four years and blame it on someone else. Step up to the plate, shut your pie hole and perform.

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....