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

Publius - Ohio Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 11:48 AM
I run a small business with 50 employees. Running a business is no different than your household. If it fails to operate at a profit, it will cease to exist. Given the political climate and the anti-business mood of the electorate, if you operate a business would you expand or contract your company to preserve 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....