Romney campaign did not expect Obama's turn-out-the-vote results
December 4th, 2012
09:15 AM ET
5 years ago

Romney campaign did not expect Obama's turn-out-the-vote results

Washington (CNN) - As voters headed to the polls on Election Day, several of Mitt Romney's senior campaign aides said, they truly thought he was going to win the presidency and retake the White House Republicans lost four years earlier.

"I was cautiously optimistic," Romney pollster Neil Newhouse said.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    Dominican mama 4 Obama

    ...We can talk about this all day long.
    It is actually one of my favorite topics of conversation: Romney's loss.

    Mine, too. Wonder if Romney will be donating his golden Etch A Sketch to the Smithsonian? A reminder of how Americans treat presidential candidates who feel entitled enough to lie and steal and cheat their way into obscurity?

    December 4, 2012 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    ...Gracious, Willard lost not just one battleground state but ALL OF THEM!
    And to add insult to injury he lost ALL of the states where he has homes, or that he calls home; Ryan lost his state; he lost the state where he was such a magnificent Governor.
    Only cows and green pastures voted for Romney it seems, why then do these people insist on talking about this ad nauseum? It's as if they think that if they keep talking about it the Earth will go into a counter-clockwise spin and time will revert allowing them a do-over of election night.

    December 4, 2012 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  3. Peace

    It was a big lesson for future elections to come: No tampering with voting machines. If you think you know how to apply mischiefs, there are those who know more than you do, how to go about it.

    December 4, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  4. judy

    look the fool lost don't they get it yet. The American people did not want him or the republican party running this country. Get over it move on and try and fix your own mess before you create a new one. Try working with the democrats and keep this country from going over the cliff

    December 4, 2012 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  5. anonoymous

    Ancient texan romney told no lies....sounds like you're a liar too. Birds of a feather. Guess that makes you a loser too...just like romney. Maybe romney mccain and you can get together and do what loser do...have no idea what that is cause my guy won twice!

    December 4, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  6. Ram Riva -- Calexico CA

    Ladies and Gentlemen....please move want to continue talking about this......wait for the book and the movie....then you'll have an opportunity to revisit the mean time....LET'S GET TO WORK!!!......

    December 4, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
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