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

Mr. Right Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 6:49 PM
Where the campaign let Romney down was in not refuting the vicious lies the Obama campaign was smearing him with. Romney is too nice a guy to cry and whine, nor would it look Presidential. But his surrogates should have been out there calling the lies and demanding apologies like any Dem would do. And don't tell me that both sides got nasty. Romney criticized Obama's policies and actions in office. That's a far cry from the relentless and totally unfounded character assassination promulgated by Obama and his minions.

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....