qorkfiend: I put a lot of it on his staff.
qorkfiend: Well, ok. It wasn't as bad as I made it out to be, but the Democrats had nowhere near the confidence the GOP did, even with all the data on their side.
brigid_fitch: The ridiculous overconfidence from this moron I can understand. But a fireworks display in MA, where he never had any hope of winning?
jules_siegel: qorkfiend: Losing this election was a professional failure of colossal magnitude by Romney's campaign staff.Sounds like the Night of the Brown Nosers meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The brown nosing variety of pod people circles a mirror-gazing rich dork.
qorkfiend: Antimatter: I'm loving this. The GOP must have been in a bubble or something. It don't think anyone int he national party of any note thought victory was anything but an absolute certainty.It would interesting if we could get any numbers on how the differences in how the race was portrayed affected turnout. For the last month, the Democrats have all been "OMG OMG WE'RE GONNA LOSE" despite all of the data that said otherwise, and the GOP has been "Chill the fark out, we got this", again despite all of the data that said otherwise.
elchip: With all the reports of lines, though, I don't get how turnout was 11 million voters less than 2008.
elchip: And they say Obama's the self-absorbed egomaniac?
lincoln65: He really did think he had it in the bag.It wasn't a rumor that he hadn't written a concession speech.CBS: Romney shellshocked by lossRomney was stoic as he talked to the president, an aide said, but his wife Ann cried. Running mate Paul Ryan seemed genuinely shocked, the adviser said. Ryan's wife Janna also was shaken and cried softly."There's nothing worse than when you think you're going to win, and you don't," said another adviser. "It was like a sucker punch."Their emotion was visible on their faces when they walked on stage after Romney finished his remarks, which Romney had hastily composed, knowing he had to say something.Imagine the kind of bubble he would have been living in as president.
Antimatter: I'm loving this. The GOP must have been in a bubble or something. It don't think anyone int he national party of any note thought victory was anything but an absolute certainty.
Sock Ruh Tease: - Writes only a victory speech- Sets up transition team website- People who don't pick up the phone for internal polling for Romney campaign are counted as Romney voters- Fireworks displayWow, this guy really thought it was his turn and he was guaranteed to win.
Ed Finnerty: This is the kind of fiscal irresponsibility we just avoided.
Tigger: The reason that they lost is the same as the reason they never saw it coming.When you surround yourselves with people complicit in creating an alternate reality it is never going to be pretty when actual reality sticks its dick in your pooper.
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