Adviser: Romney ‘shellshocked’ by loss and all those minority voters they thought they suppressed
Based on all the post election analysis on the GOP effort it does seem that they based their presidential election victory on an assumption minority voters will remain apathetic as in the past and suppressing votes to further reduce their numbers.
At least that is how I see this to my untrained eye….
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CBS News/ November 8, 2012, 3:34 PM
Adviser: Romney “shellshocked” by loss
BOSTON, Mass. Mitt 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 President Obama: northeastern Ohio, northern Virginia, central Florida and Miami-Dade.
Then came the early exit polls that also were favorable to the president.
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 the President.
After Ohio went for Mr. Obama, it was over, but senior advisers say no one could process it.
“We went into the evening confident we had a good path to victory,” said one senior adviser. “I don’t think there was one person who saw this coming.”
They just couldn’t believe they had been so wrong.