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  •  I'm going with he was shell- shocked because (10+ / 0-)

    he thought God wanted him to win. Here in red country, a lot of people actually believed that. And I think Romney may have believed he was the fulfillment of a prophecy.

    You can't scare me, I'm sticking to the Union - Woody Guthrie

    by sewaneepat on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 04:17:49 PM PST

    •  He may have over estimated the level of (8+ / 0-)

      Obama hate in the swing states.  He and swarmy Ryan were condescending toward O and Joe throughout the campaign, no doubt thinking their snark was going universal.  Romney did send one of his sons with a message of love to one of Putin's reps.  Why would he do this if he really didn't think he would win?

      Romney went to France instead of serving in our military, got rich chop-shopping US businesses and eliminating US jobs, off-shored his money in the Cayman Islands, and now tells us to "Believe in America."

      by judyms9 on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 04:22:55 PM PST

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      •  All across the right-wing (7+ / 0-)

        I believe that the level and intensity of Obama-hate, or just disappointment with Obama, was overestimated all across the right-wing.  From the elected officials, to the Romney campaign, to the senate campaigns, to the right-wing press/media and to those parts of the corporate press/media who are inclined to accept Republicans as the true rules of America.  (Chuck Todd, David Gregory and the like).

        There are probably several reasons for this, but it is mostly a combination of being blinded by one's own prejudices and spending almost all your time in the right-wing echo chamber.

        I hope they stay there.

    •  Agree (0+ / 0-)

      He may have known the numbers but still believed that his god would deliver. In the end if we stick to our game and win, other than entertainment value, does it really matter what the dark lords do?

      If... the machine of government... is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. ~Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobediance, 1849

      by shigeru on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 07:49:29 PM PST

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