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Twisting the Internal Polling Knife

p18 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 8:24 PM
Yeah, keep living in that fantasy land. Bush's "near depression" was actually a housing bubble that had its roots in Dems "encouraging" (read: forcing) lending institutions to lend to prospective homeowners who had no business taking out those loans. True, it created a gold rush mentality that had to end sooner or later, but let's put the blame where it really lies. Just curious: is there anything you don't blame Bush for? An even bigger stretch: is there anything positive you can give him credit for?

In light of the revelation that Mitt Romney was "shell-shocked" by his loss last week, I've been pretty tough on the job performance of his campaign's internal pollsters, who clearly missed the mark -- resulting in costly tactical decisions down the stretch:
 

These analyses [of the "expand the map" strategy] make sense, but only within the context of the campaign truly believing that they were safe in other crucial must-have states -- a cataclysmically wrong assumption. When I stopped by Romney headquarters in Boston back in September, Newhouse said his team was anticipating a...