Thursday, November 29, 2012

This Just In - - Hold the Presses ....... div


This morning's op-ed page of the WaPo contained an interesting tidbit written by Mitt's Chief campaign strategist, Stuart Stevens . There wasn't any mea culpa or such, but a wonderful list of just how close Mr Romney came to capturing the hearts and minds ( not to mention the votes) of the American voting public.

Much was made about how, through a strenuous series of intra-party debates, Mitt won the hearts of Republicans over the likes of Michelle Crazy-Eyes, Cowboy Rick, 'lil Ricky, "marry me" Newt, 999 Herman, Grampy Gold-Standard and a couple of other also-rans. Talk about competition. (The only candidate who was worth a damn was Huntsman and we all know he was a "traitor").

I was surprised to learn: "While John McCain lost white voters younger than 30 by 10 points, Romney won those voters by seven points, a 17-point shift."
Funny, that's not what the Pew Organization found out.

Then there's this: "Nor are we idiots because we came a little more than 320,000 votes short of winning the electoral college in 2012." Well, Mr Stevens' concept of "a little more" (like about 25%, eh ??) leaves a bit to be desired.
Actually, the margin in the "swing / battleground" states was 407, 000 , but then again, who's counting. You can slice and dice it anyway you want and find justification in that if crazy uncle Cecil hadn't drunk a fifth of Old GrandDad the night before and had managed to find his driver's license and had managed to stagger down to the poling place and hadn't been waylaid by a sexy female poll monitor ......... well, you get the picture. The old saw that "if the hound hadn't stopped to take a shit, he'd a caught the rabbit" seems to be working here. Face it Mr Stevens, President Obama got more votes (i.e., he won).

"Mitt Romney carried the majority of every economic group except those with less than $50,000 a year."
I guess I won't belabor the point that almost 50% of the country earns around (or below) that $50K figure a year.

So, Mr Stevens (who won two out of three and like the Meatloaf song goes: " I want you, I need you, but there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you...") knows what really happened: the black guy won, but not by very much, really.

........... as always, the losers sit there sayin' "Shut up and deal."

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