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

Publius - Ohio Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 11:48 AM
So if you conclude future sales revenues will be diminished would you protect your ability to operate at a profit by expanding your staff and inventory to pursue a diminishing market or would you contract your operation to remain profitable with reduced revenue? Why is it reckless for a business to announce its business plan to remain profitable to its staff, investors, employees, and customers that it intends to remain in operation regardless of how adversarial the US electorate has become?

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....