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

Lustre Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 3:35 PM
glad2, wake up. Demographics are changing as I type. Turnout with people of color has always been low until Obama. The Dems were wise to put Obama up, while we were stupid not to have a moderate female of color on the ticket with Romney. We had the complete opposite and lost even though the economy under Obama sucks. Independents, women, and people of color preferred another 4 of Obama.

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....