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Mitt Romney Admits Defeat In Florida

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Mitt Romney's presidential campaign finally conceded Florida to President Obama today, but they're not exactly being the most gracious losers.

"The numbers in Florida show this was winnable," Romney Florida adviser Brett Doster told the Miami Herald.

"We thought based on our polling and range of organization that we had done what we needed to win. Obviously, we didn’t, and for that I and every other operative in Florida has a sick feeling that we left something on the table. I can assure you this won’t happen again."

Not for Romney, at least.

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  1. I am sure the same numbers that stated he would win the Presidency. I have always said that Republicans are the worse losers. They can never lose graciously. Similar to SEC football.

    I read someone say that they were raised to honor and support the President no matter what party they belonged to. In this era of Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh we went through four years of hateful vitriol and then they want to know why this country is divided. Because your classless jerks and sore losers.

    Posted by: Dawson | Nov 8, 2012 6:15:58 PM


  2. I doubt the Republican party will even be around by the next election. The craziness of their base is so very unappealing to voters the folks who bankroll the party must surely see they are a loosing bet unless they change up big time and the base will not stand for the changes that would be needed to make them more palatable. Check-mate! Some analogy to bringing a tiger (the tea-partiers) into your house and getting eaten.

    Posted by: Jersey | Nov 8, 2012 6:18:07 PM


  3. "I have always said that Republicans are the worse losers. They can never lose graciously. Similar to SEC football."

    Dawson... living in Alabama, I agree 100%.


    Posted by: MG | Nov 8, 2012 6:28:18 PM


  4. So Rick Scott's sick plan to repress the vote backfired bigtime. People are pissed off, especially in Dade County.

    Posted by: Byron St. James | Nov 8, 2012 6:31:22 PM


  5. I'll bet the first thing Rmoney did after losing was update his tax return to get add back those "missed" charitable donations.

    Posted by: Jersey | Nov 8, 2012 6:34:44 PM


  6. I WILL GIVE YOU "gays" THIS MUCH CREDIT - Y'ALL SCARED THE F--K OUT OF THE CONSERVATIVE ESTABLISHMENT. Brent Bozell AND HIS CREW ARE READY TO KICK Speaker of the House John Boehner OUT OF TOWN FOR THE DEBACLE. NO MORE "BIG GOVERNMENT" REPUBLICANS IS THEIR BATTLE CRY!

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Nov 8, 2012 6:35:25 PM


  7. Actually, I found Romney's concession speech to be most gracious and deft. And, btw, his delivery so natural and smooth and nearly likable that I was glad he'd never brought that seeming sincerity within a mile of his presidential bid. But if members of his failed campaign are being less than gracious now, who cares?

    Posted by: Zlick | Nov 8, 2012 6:36:55 PM


  8. TENNESSE IS TRUE - NO FREAKY BEHAVIOR IN OUR STATE.

    NORTHEAST AND WEST IS "gay country" - ONLY!

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Nov 8, 2012 6:42:14 PM


  9. TENNESSEE WITHOUT AN "E," BUT, WHO CARES; I'M SIPPIN' ON SCOTCH WHISKEY.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Nov 8, 2012 6:44:22 PM


  10. "DAWSON,"

    IF Planned Parenthood HAD NOT BEEN ON THE BALLOT, Y'ALL MIGHT NOT BE SO LUCKY. Y'ALL OWE FEMALES A BIG DEBT.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Nov 8, 2012 6:51:26 PM


  11. SINCE THERE ARE POLITICALLY-MINDED PEOPLE ON THIS SITE, I AM SURPRISED NONE OF YOU SUPPORTED Governor Gary Johnson. SURELY, ALL OF YOU ARE NOT PLACING YOUR HOPE IN Hillary Rodham Clinton FOR 2016 - A WOMAN?

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Nov 8, 2012 6:58:23 PM


  12. Congratulations Florida. A large state with 29 electoral votes has managed to bungle itself into unimportance. The election passed you by. Its over, without your imput. Go back to "hanging chads".

    Posted by: andrew | Nov 8, 2012 7:06:44 PM


  13. "The numbers in Florida show this was winnable," Romney Florida adviser Brett Doster told the Miami Herald"

    That statement right after the Rachel Maddow rant shows how out of step and how lousy their thinking really is. Who says that businessmen would make the best Presidents? They need to go back to elementary school and take arithmetic all over again or at the very least take a class in logic. Doster just looks like a fool representative of all the fools in this extreme right-wing campaign. Get a clue, fools. People are on to your illness.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Nov 8, 2012 7:10:07 PM


  14. "...we had done what we needed to win..."

    Suppressed enough votes, didja?

    ELECTION REFORM!

    Posted by: BobN | Nov 8, 2012 7:10:57 PM


  15. It was still close. While the final electoral count does not reflect it, many states were close and the election could have easily gone the other way. Even in the popular vote, we only got ahead once NY and CA weighed in. My point is, I hope we use this opportunity wisely and I hope Obama is much smarter about showing the populace once the R's stand in the way of progress and don't let the R's run the dialogue as they were able to during the last debt crisis and during the passage of the health care bill. If the dems are smart, they've learned from the first term and make it clear that the r's are uncompromising, power mongering, idealogues who only care about power and not the people of this country. Hopefully this will relegate them to the trash bin of history so Hillary is elected in a landslide in 2016!

    Posted by: dms | Nov 8, 2012 7:17:22 PM


  16. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON WANTS ATTENTION, Y'ALL!

    Posted by: Brian Doherty | Nov 8, 2012 7:31:16 PM


  17. The election results not even close. He still loses even if he is given Florida.

    Posted by: simon | Nov 8, 2012 7:40:03 PM


  18. Where is that republican troll Markus? LOL

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Nov 8, 2012 8:07:40 PM


  19. 206 +29 does not add up to 270.

    Posted by: jleo71 | Nov 8, 2012 8:16:10 PM


  20. Hillary POTUS/ Julian Castro vp 2016

    latest PPP poll has Hillary winning Iowa easily in a primary for nomination against generic democrat

    Posted by: Moz's | Nov 8, 2012 9:09:28 PM


  21. I'd disagree with woodroad34's statement, "That statement right after the Rachel Maddow rant shows how out of step and how lousy their thinking really is." Florida was very close - that's why it has taken several days to determine which way the state will go. The Romney camp's claim that "The numbers in Florida show this was winnable" is true - for both the Obama and Romney campaigns, assuming the claim is about that one state alone. When it is that close, either side can win. For instance, if flu season had started early and affected urban areas first (these tend to vote Democratic), Romney might have won that state as Obama voters stayed home in bed, too sick to make it to the polls. Bad weather could similarly have made a difference - those long lines of people standing outside seem to occur primarily in Democratic precincts.

    Posted by: Bill | Nov 8, 2012 9:40:48 PM


  22. Fu$k you Romney ! We made it very clear - we do NOT want to hear from you again. Take your alien offspring, get in your spacecraft and go back to your home planet. You and you're kind are not welcome here.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Nov 8, 2012 10:09:45 PM


  23. HOPE vs HATE. Voters are smarter than the walking dead. Mostly.

    Posted by: grego | Nov 8, 2012 11:01:14 PM


  24. LOL

    Posted by: Gast | Nov 9, 2012 12:10:43 AM


  25. LOL

    Posted by: Gast | Nov 9, 2012 12:10:45 AM


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