Sunday, November 11, 2012

Romney Campaign Aides Had Credit Cards Canceled On Election Night

This article appeared on Huffpost and was written as straight news; I'm not that charitable to the folks at the top who failed to foist Romney on us.  The article, well most of it, is reprinted here - the comments enclosed within the angle brackets are mine.

Mitt Romney Campaign Aides Had Credit Cards Canceled Late On Election Night
Posted: 11/09/2012 10:44 am EST Updated: 11/09/2012 12:48 pm

Mitt Romney delayed conceding the 2012 election to President Barack Obama, even with the writing on the wall. Once he admitted defeat, however, his campaign went into shutdown mode, quickly dismantling and [quickly] canceling the credit cards of campaign aides late on election night.

NBC's Garrett Haake described the abrupt transition of the Romney campaign after the GOP nominee gave his brief concession speech:
From the moment [Willard, call me Mitt,] Romney stepped off stage Tuesday night, having just delivered a brief concession speech, which [- defeat being unthinkable -] he wrote only that evening, the massive infrastructure surrounding his campaign quickly began to disassemble itself.

Aides taking cabs home late that night got rude awakenings when they found the credit cards linked to the campaign no longer worked. [He might well have done that even had he won, after all; he wouldn't need those peons any more.]

"Fiscally conservative," one Romney campaign staffer told NBC.

Although Romney's staffers' credit cards were canceled, there are still loose ends to tie up.  
Papers need to be filed with federal commissions and bills need to be paid, Forbes' Helaine Olen notes.

That staff also has to deal with the wrath of Romney donors, who allege they were disillusioned by the chances the Republican party had to win.  On Wednesday, Romney had a post-defeat breakfast with some of his wealthiest and most loyal donors.

At the private gathering, the donors allegedly unloaded on Romney staff for its failed "junior varsity operation." [They have become "LOSERS" they lost, and it - it must be - is the fault of the hired help, never the people atop the right's pyramid, they - by definition (their own) are never losers...]

“Everybody feels like they were a bunch of well-meaning folks who were, to use a phrase that Governor Romney coined to describe his opponent, way in over their heads,” one member of the campaign’s national finance committee told the Washington Post's Philip Rucker. “Romney World will fade into the obscurity of a lot of losing campaigns.”

Republican pundits also answered to those donors.

Karl Rove's Crossroads allegedly called the campaign's biggest donors to explain the loss on Thursday, according to Politico. “Obviously, somebody made a mistake and didn’t do things right. There’s no question about that,” Stan Hubbard, a Minnesota media mogul and mega-donor, told Politico's Ken Vogel.  [It might surprise some of those guys, but not everyone who isn't rich, is stupid. Not everyone buys into their BIG LIE, INC. world-view, not everyone accepts that simply being a wealthy psychopath entitles one to the right of dictating what the rest of us will believe and how we will live.]

[Apparently, in addition to the 47% of us who would never, under any conceivable circumstances, vote for Romney or someone of that ilk (because we are lazy losers who refuse to take responsibility for our low-born, meaningless lives), those hired hands failed to connect with the malleable portion of the untermenschen whom they were hired to persuade to betray their class and vote against their own self-interest, YET AGAIN...]

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