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

Marie214 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 5:10 AM
Romney was the best candidate we had as the others wouldn't have attracted the independents as they were too far right. Look what they did to Romney in regards to abortion & contraception & he wasn't an extremist. I blame those who sat at home & didn't vote. We also had those like Palin, Ingraham & others who showed only lukewarm support for Mitt. If Palin thinks she will be the next candidate, she can forget it as Rubio as it all over her. We also need immigration reform as this is killing us but because of the freebees, this will be difficult to overcome. I really think this was our last chance to save this country & we blew it.

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....