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Twisting the Internal Polling Knife

redwithenvy Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 1:21 PM
You are entirely wrong. Romney's problems had nothing to do with NOT having a diverse ticket, it had all to do with his policies and his rhetoric. If it's all about color, then why didn't people of "color" flock to Herman 999 Cain? Good grief!

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...