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

Lustre Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 11:03 AM
We also needed someone who had executive experience in case they had to step in as president, and Ryan had none. Ryan brought nothing except negativity. Sure, some dopes think he was a great choice, but that does not make it true. We needed a moderate female of color with national security experience and/or executive experience in order to defeat an incumbent.

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....