Campaign officials dissect election

Dec 8, 2012 Full story: Politico 68

The Republican base saw the president as weak and beatable, but Mitt Romney's high command struggled to find a winning message.

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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#1 Dec 9, 2012
The bottom line is that the Obama campaign [had] a candidate that was very hard to lay a glove on because he was somebody that the American people, by and large, had decided that they just liked,” said Romney’s deputy campaign manager Katie Packer Gage.

Teabaggers still don't get "it".

It was Romney's election to lose and he did, by incompetence, bravado, yes men and pundits.

It was the lesser of two evils all over again, the people rejected the teabagger philosophy.

When they tried "anyone but Obama" strategy by bring forth any teabagger that can "fog a mirror", they lost long before the election.

During the election they just dug a deeper hole for themselves with their words and actions.

Obama wasn't the best candidate, it's just Romney was so much worse.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#2 Dec 9, 2012
Bottom line: for a conservative party, they let the richest most out-of-touch elitist LIBERAL BUY the nomination. Obama specifically said, "I hope they nominate Rmoney, the inventor of OBAMNEYCARE, to run." The GOP can't be anymore stupid than that.

Don't fret, the GOP will become strong again in about 100 years. These things are cyclical.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#3 Dec 9, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Bottom line: for a conservative party, they let the richest most out-of-touch elitist LIBERAL BUY the nomination. Obama specifically said, "I hope they nominate Rmoney, the inventor of OBAMNEYCARE, to run." The GOP can't be anymore stupid than that.
Don't fret, the GOP will become strong again in about 100 years. These things are cyclical.
True, they also picked ANOTHER piss poor running mate (again) for him in Ryan.

WASHINGTON -- He's been in Congress for nearly 13 years, but Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has only seen two of his bills pass into law during that time.

Ryan, who Mitt Romney has tapped as his running mate, passed a bill into law in July 2000 that renames a post office in his district. Thanks to Ryan, the post office on 1818 Milton Ave. in Janesville, Wis., is now known as "Les Aspin Post Office Building."

The other time Ryan saw one of his bills become law was in December 2008, with legislation to change the way arrows (as in bows and arrows) are hit with an excise tax. Specifically, his bill amended the Internal Revenue Code to impose a 39-cent tax per arrow shaft, instead of a 12.4 percent tax on the sales price. The bill also "includes points suitable for use with arrows in the 11 percent excise tax on arrow parts and accessories."

And the idiots re elected him.

Figures.

“The Commander-in-Chi ef”

Since: Jun 07

Always bet on Black

#4 Dec 9, 2012
Romney never really had a chance against our Osama-killing President (to think that Americans were going to vote out the guy who single-handedly found and killed the bastard ultimately responsible for 9-11was crazy-thought).

But let’s say he really had a chance:
His pick of Paul Ryan – showed he makes bad decisions.
His political opportunist response to Benghazi – BAD
His “Self-Deportation” philosophy – lost the Latino vote.
His losing all three debates – hurt him.
His 47% comment – doomed him.

He was the best of the worst that the right had to choice from but our successful version of ‘Operation Chaos’ that we took from Rush Limbaugh worked out perfectly, LOL.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#5 Dec 9, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
The bottom line is that the Obama campaign [had] a candidate that was very hard to lay a glove on because he was somebody that the American people, by and large, had decided that they just liked,” said Romney’s deputy campaign manager Katie Packer Gage.
Teabaggers still don't get "it".
It was Romney's election to lose and he did, by incompetence, bravado, yes men and pundits.
It was the lesser of two evils all over again, the people rejected the teabagger philosophy.
When they tried "anyone but Obama" strategy by bring forth any teabagger that can "fog a mirror", they lost long before the election.
During the election they just dug a deeper hole for themselves with their words and actions.
Obama wasn't the best candidate, it's just Romney was so much worse.
You can't lay a glove on someone the MSM continually stands in front of to block the punches. Liberals never win without fraud and on a level playing field.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#6 Dec 9, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Bottom line: for a conservative party, they let the richest most out-of-touch elitist LIBERAL BUY the nomination. Obama specifically said, "I hope they nominate Rmoney, the inventor of OBAMNEYCARE, to run." The GOP can't be anymore stupid than that.
Don't fret, the GOP will become strong again in about 100 years. These things are cyclical.
Yep, the liberals and the Establishment Republican's both won.........America lost.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#8 Dec 9, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>You can't lay a glove on someone the MSM continually stands in front of to block the punches. Liberals never win without fraud and on a level playing field.
As the teabaggers in power looked to reduce early voting hours and push for voter I.D. laws?

The Republican National Committee fired a voter registration firm owned by a paid consultant to the party’s presidential candidate Mitt Romney Thursday, after Florida officials traced more than 100 possibly fake registration forms back to the company.

NBC News reported that the RNC cut ties with Strategic Allied Consulting (SAC), run by party strategist Nathan Sproul, had been paid $2.9 million this year to register voters in five swing states before being dismissed.

Sproul is also the founder and managing partner of another company, Lincoln Strategy Group, which records show was paid by the Romney campaign paid to do “field consulting.”

A Romney campaign spokesperson told NBC via email,“We used this vendor for signature gathering services during the primary but have not used them since 2011.”

Strategic Allied Consulting had been fired this week by Republican officials in Florida after 106 “questionable” registration forms were handed to the state attorney’s office after being flagged for review by Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher.

Poor "fraudulent" teabagger.

Since: Nov 08

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#10 Dec 9, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
As the teabaggers in power looked to reduce early voting hours and push for voter I.D. laws?
The Republican National Committee fired a voter registration firm owned by a paid consultant to the party’s presidential candidate Mitt Romney Thursday, after Florida officials traced more than 100 possibly fake registration forms back to the company.
NBC News reported that the RNC cut ties with Strategic Allied Consulting (SAC), run by party strategist Nathan Sproul, had been paid $2.9 million this year to register voters in five swing states before being dismissed.
Sproul is also the founder and managing partner of another company, Lincoln Strategy Group, which records show was paid by the Romney campaign paid to do “field consulting.”
A Romney campaign spokesperson told NBC via email,“We used this vendor for signature gathering services during the primary but have not used them since 2011.”
Strategic Allied Consulting had been fired this week by Republican officials in Florida after 106 “questionable” registration forms were handed to the state attorney’s office after being flagged for review by Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher.
Poor "fraudulent" teabagger.
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Grim budget realities to limit Obama plans in second term...

ObamaCare taxes poised to hit next month...
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Feds Borrowing $4.8 Billion Per Day...

Lagarde:'Fiscal cliff' threatens USA supremacy...
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#11 Dec 9, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
There's the door. teabooger won't be missed. You're worth less than you think.

hahahahahahahahahaha

lejimfraud cry-a-thon: Day 33.
Marchin

United States

#12 Dec 9, 2012
Too bad President Obama does use the same strategy in foreign policy as he does in domestic policy.

He never gets along with republicans, but always has excuses for not lamblasting the foes in the Middle East and elsewhere.

The President battles in the USA, but refuses to do so with foreign nations, foreign groups. He just can't offend them, but does everything to offend half the voting population in the USA.

2016!

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#13 Dec 9, 2012
Truth is that Mitt was the selection of the MSM Republican Nomination Show,
again he is being called the best offered, and he was.
Mitt lost and was still the better man, with better ideas.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#14 Dec 9, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Yep, the liberals and the Establishment Republican's both won.........America lost.
So did you vote for Obama or Rmoney? You didn't waste your vote, did you?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#15 Dec 9, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
The bottom line is that the Obama campaign [had] a candidate that was very hard to lay a glove on because he was somebody that the American people, by and large, had decided that they just liked,” said Romney’s deputy campaign manager Katie Packer Gage.
Teabaggers still don't get "it".
It was Romney's election to lose and he did, by incompetence, bravado, yes men and pundits.
It was the lesser of two evils all over again, the people rejected the teabagger philosophy.
When they tried "anyone but Obama" strategy by bring forth any teabagger that can "fog a mirror", they lost long before the election.
During the election they just dug a deeper hole for themselves with their words and actions.
Obama wasn't the best candidate, it's just Romney was so much worse.
I must disagree. In my view, Obama was by far the best candidate. The most glaring Republican mistake was to consider Obama a weak candidate.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#16 Dec 9, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Yep, the liberals and the Establishment Republican's both won.........America lost.
You make a mistake in what passes for your closed mind. Since the Tea Party lost, America won - big time.
The Tea Party was a short-lived abberation in America's journey toward liberty and justice for all.
Goodbye Tea Party. Rest in pieces.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#17 Dec 9, 2012
RayOne wrote:
Truth is that Mitt was the selection of the MSM Republican Nomination Show,
again he is being called the best offered, and he was.
Mitt lost and was still the better man, with better ideas.
Be kind enough to explain one of Mitt's ideas.

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#18 Dec 9, 2012
Repubs loss cause:

1- Candidate was flaky

Campaign came out and told us they were the "Etch-A-Sketch" candidate when it comes to policy and changing stances between primary and general elections. Opps, he didn't mean to tell us that. You have to be an idiot sheep to let that comment pass and still support a person who changes based on polling.

2 - Bad Policy

Self Deport, "don't care about 47% of America", Agreeing with all Foreign Policy but saying he'd do it better", etc etc.

3 - No Specifics

Could never prove his numbers.

4 - Not showing taxes

Repubs famous for saying "if there is nothing to hide show it"...except in this case. America knows he was hiding.

In closing, how does one complain about 1/2 of America who try to get refunds on their income tax filings, yet he himself uses every tax haven known to the wealthy. Even moving his money off shore.

Wasn't he trying to do the same the 47% does? Trying to reduce tax payments?

Yes. He was, and is. But he dislikes those us who do the same.

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#19 Dec 9, 2012
Marchin wrote:
Too bad President Obama does use the same strategy in foreign policy as he does in domestic policy.
He never gets along with republicans, but always has excuses for not
....I seem to remember Repub Senator greeting the Pres's first election victory with "We're committed to making the Pres and one term Pres".

And I remember "no compromise".

But you see the Pres as "never getting along with republicans".

LOL. Head back in the sand sheep.
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#20 Dec 9, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Be kind enough to explain one of Mitt's ideas.
Dogs see better from cartops.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#21 Dec 9, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I must disagree. In my view, Obama was by far the best candidate. The most glaring Republican mistake was to consider Obama a weak candidate.
He was the best candidate with the choices given.

"The most glaring Republican mistake was to consider Obama a weak candidate".

That's why the republicans said what they said and did what they did.

A "landslide". Remember?
Billy Ringo

Rego Park, NY

#22 Dec 9, 2012
The trees in Michigan are the right height.

DDDuuuuh.........

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