Mitt Romney Shellshocked by Election Loss

The day after the Tuesday Electoral Massacre, I stayed calm and stoical. The American people had spoken, and a majority want the POS back for another four years, mistaken though I think they are.

Then analyses and data started coming in — about non-U.S. citizens voting; about the missing 3 million who had voted for McCain in 2008; and Ron Paul cultists openly admitting they sat this election out.

Add to all that what FOTM had already chronicled, on:

Then I discovered that good Catholics and evangelical Christians had fought the good fight by turning out in greater numbers for Romney than they had for McCain in 2008.

All day yesterday, as I processed this information, I became angrier and angrier. Until I saw this headline on Drudge, and my heart broke.

Romney ‘Shellshocked’ By Loss

Visibly stricken, Gov. Mitt Romney graciously concedes the election

Jan Crawford reports for CBS News, Nov. 8, 2012, that a senior adviser of the Romney-Ryan campaign says Gov. Romney was completely taken by surprise — “shellshocked” — by the electoral loss: “We went into the evening confident we had a good path to victory. I don’t think there was one person who saw this coming.” They just couldn’t believe they had been so wrong.

Romney’s campaign got its first hint something was wrong on the afternoon of Election Day, when state campaign workers on the ground began reporting huge turnout in areas favorable to Obama: northeastern Ohio, northern Virginia, central Florida and Miami-Dade. Then came the early exit polls that also were favorable to Obama.

But it wasn’t until the polls closed that concern turned into alarm. They expected North Carolina to be called early. It wasn’t. They expected Pennsylvania to be up in the air all night; it went early for Obama.

After Ohio went for Obama, it was over, but senior advisers say no one could process it. But then came Colorado for Obama and Florida also was looking tougher than anyone had imagined. Romney then said what they knew: it was over.

Romney was stoic as he talked to Obama, but his wife Ann cried. Running mate Paul Ryan seemed genuinely shocked; his 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.

Both wives looked stricken, and Ryan himself seemed grim. They all were thrust on that stage without understanding what had just happened.

“He was shellshocked,” one adviser said of Romney.

Romney and his campaign had gone into the evening confident they had a good path to victory, for emotional and intellectual reasons. The huge and enthusiastic crowds in swing state after swing state in recent weeks – not only for Romney but also for Paul Ryan – bolstered what they believed intellectually: that Obama would not get the kind of turnout he had in 2008.

They thought intensity and enthusiasm were on their side this time – poll after poll showed Republicans were more motivated to vote than Democrats – and that would translate into votes for Romney.

As a result, they believed the public/media polls were skewed – they thought those polls oversampled Democrats and didn’t reflect Republican enthusiasm. They based their own internal polls on turnout levels more favorable to Romney. That was a grave miscalculation, as they would see on election night.

The CBS article then goes on to “analyze” just how the Romney campaign got it wrong. Blah, blah, blah….

To that, I say “Horse manure!”

Like our Hardnox and Terry, I don’t believe for even a second that the POS actually won Tuesday’s election legitimately.

No way.

How do I know that?

Here’s how, in addition to what I’d written at the beginning of this post on voter fraud, the military (non)vote, and Ron Paulists’ treasonous abstention:

THE ENTHUSIASM FACTOR

about which we are told is so super important to voter turnout and winning.

As early as last May, the POS already wasn’t drawing the large crowds he used to in 2008. Then in the days leading up to Nov. 6:

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TbtwrUtCEU4]

  • In my post of Nov. 5, I finally let a big cat out of the bag, the best-kept secret of this election: I haven’t seen even ONE SINGLE Obama 2012 bumpersticker, yard sign, or apartment window sign in Berkeley, California — the Belly of the Left Beast. Whereas in 2008, the city was inundated with Obama-Biden signs and stickers. That certainly signals a total lack of enthusiasm for Obama among America’s most diehard Leftists.

Even Obama thought he would lose. Unlike Romney, Obama had prepared a concession speech. Feeling sorry for himself, the POS actually cried in his last campaign rally:

Don’t all the above mean SOMETHING? How could we, despite all the above striking signs of enthusiasm on our side and a lack of enthusiasm on theirs, have ended up with an electoral loss on Tuesday which is even worse than the one in 2008? Something just doesn’t add up!!!!

Shellshocked, Gov. Romney still is gracious. This is his message on his campaign website:

“I still believe in the people of America. And so Ann and I join with you to earnestly pray for this great nation.

Thank you, and God bless America.”

If we are hurting, imagine how he must be feeling.

To make it even worse, now the vultures in the GOP are croaking their typical “Blame the Candidate” noises.

Please send Governor Mitt Romney a “Thank You” message. Tell him he must fight — for the 58,488,199 Americans who had voted for him. Send him the link to this post: https://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/mitt-romney-shellshocked-by-election-loss/

Romney’s website no longer has a “Contact Us” provision. You will need to go on his Facebook page to leave a message. Click Here.

~Eowyn

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RosalindaL
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I don’t believe that! If he was so shell shocked, then why the heck isn’t he fighting!!? Obama got 108% of the vote in Ohio, for goodness sake. Allen West is fight for justice in the corrupt voting cycle in Florida. Virginia had voter fraud two weeks before the election and Pennsylvania had thugs standing at the voting booth. If he’s so shell shocked, why isn’t he calling foul!!!? Because he isn’t shell shocked, he was a plant and he had no intention of winning…

tina
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fox news reported voter fraud. citizens in huge numbers reported voter fraud. Digital voter machines, malfunctioning early on. Why won’t they stand up and fight? Allen West is.

Helen
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Helen

So everbody knows all of this and nobody does a thing about it. The Strength has to come from the Republican Goverment to persue the corruption -not just let it go- A good example is Allen West – he really did win! You governeors know how/ways to do the same as Allen West. We Want Romney + Ann in Our White house- for their real deal of a Recovery Plan of America. Get to Work Governers + senators of Republican Party- If Allen West can find his votes- You all should be able to Find Gov.Mitt Romney’s Votes. We all… Read more »

Horace
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Horace

My sister lives in Florida. This was never on the news, but she told me that there were reports that large numbers of ballots were found in trash cans before the votes were counted.

josephbc69
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For me, this was a sElection, just as when “dark horse” Obama came out of nowhere in Chicago: the money powers put in office the puppet they can best manipulate for their ends. Romney –as was Kennedy– is wealthy enough and well-connected enough that it wouldn’t be as easy to do with him as they wish. Like all such pieces, the PoS is easily made into what’s needed, as TPTB decide what’s best for them at the time. But even they make mistakes: this may yet become a classic case of extreme blow-back!!

Christine A Hall
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It’s down to who will sell their soul for the right price and who’s willing to go the furthest down the road towards DEEP political corruption. Romney may not have been willing to sell his soul, and they just threw him into the mix to delude a couple million (or more) ppl, just for kicks and grins. He was never INTENDED to win, cuz if ever there was an example of a human being willing to sell his soul to gain the world, it’s Zero FOR SURE. TPTB are crying in their soup that Zero can only be in there… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Chicago politics sucks and is un-American… third-world, in fact.

Artist
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I do not believe that Your-Word-Here fairly won the election. Very interesting post at HA : Okay, I realize that Mitt had some problems with the base. In the last two months, it appeared he ran a campaign that was pretty much focused on the 5-6% undecideds in the middle, and I understand some conservatives considered him to be too much of a RINO. I also understand that his ORCA turnout program turned out to be a big bust. However: 1. Just about every poll I looked at showed the GOP leading in enthusiasm, usually by double-digits. 2. Every EV… Read more »

DLKSR.
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DLKSR.

More bad news for Romney:
I just seen a headline that said; “Obama wins Florida too.”

Amy
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Amy

I think we were all shocked. And Pennsylvania was called while people were still in line to vote. How did that happen? I think we all need to be more involved, as in working the polls, etc. I think it’s the only way we can have any way to stop voter fraud. Let’s face it, despite all the evidence of voter fraud nothing was done. If we are in the polls as workers, maybe we can stop it.

sparrow59
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sparrow59

Not only did the POS cry in the above picture, but he totally lost it after the election when thanking his staffers. He was crying so hard he could hardly talk! When have we ever seen this man cry? NEVER!!! This stinks so bad. He also held back the Petraeus news. More fishy stuff! I will never believe this was a legitimate election!

Alice Wolf
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Lame Cherry explains how the election was won. The explanation is rather difficult to sum up in a comment soperhaps anyone who is interested in the algorythym theory and has 20 minutes available it’s out there. How members of Congress can turntheir backs on the web posts that cover tis situation and all the other scandalous situations hovering over the Admnistrationis mind boglling. Petraous, Hillary Clinton, Timothy Geithner are all quitting
Surely we can turn this thig around, before the Supreme Court falls into thewrong hands. No more crying over split milk. .

hap
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hap

Never have I seen a group of comments so in denial of the reality of math.

DCG
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Reality? The millions unemployed, the record number of people out of the workforce and on food stamps, and the millions about to get pink slips/hours cut because of Obamacare are going to have the worst reality.

Christine A Hall
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[This may show up twice and I’m sorry about that, but I’m not seeing it like I normally do, but I won’t re-post again if I don’t see it this time. Hopefully, this one will show up] Well, ORCA, whatever that was supposed to be (prolly an app for a smart phone, all I own are dumb phones) didn’t stop me, my husband or my mother (who wouldn’t know an app from a hammer) all voted for him. So ORCA can’t be blamed in all cases. What was it anyway? And yeah Doc, I had been dwelling on what it… Read more »

Lisa
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Lisa

We’ver Got to FIGHT THIS! Mitt Romney can’t take this lying down! He worked his heart out and we went to his last rally in COLORADO and it was PACKED! There is signs of voter fraud in Colorado as well! The campaign is not over!

jandriene
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jandriene

OMG! YOU PPL NEED TO GET OVER IT! YOU LOST! AND.WE ALL KNOW WHO’S BEHIND ELECTION FRAUD AND VOTER SUPPRESION….THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!

DCG
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Calm down jan, drop the caps lock. It’s Sunday, you need to chill.

Tell the millions unemployed, the record number of people out of the workforce and on foodstamps, and the millions about to lose jobs/hours due to Obamacareto get over it. They are the people you should be worried about.

Dave
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Dave

If any republicans actually have ever committed election fraud, then they had the how-to textbook that was written by the democrats eons ago as a guide.

-Dave

Dave
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Dave

I haven’t moved into the election-was-stolen camp just yet, but I can see the front gate from here.

I am having a real problem that three million fewer republicans voted for Romney than McCain – especially given what this country has gone through for the last four years.

Something about all this is really beginning to smell.

-Dave