Mitt Romney's 'Victory' Website Offers a Frightening Glimpse of the Presidency That Never Was

Mitt RomneyMitt Romney is the king of blind ambition. It may be bad form to kick a guy when he's down, but this is an important moment of self reflection for the Republican party. Romney's "transition website" was released to the public yesterday showing us an alternate world where Romney became the president-elect Tuesday night. Shiver.

The website in itself isn't so offensive as the notion itself. Romney was truly unprepared to lose, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. The Right truly fooled itself for the last few weeks, believing victory was the only option. Romney is rumored to have only prepared a victory speech. Concession wasn't an option.

Until it was. The fact is Romney wasn't "narrowly beaten." He was shellacked. The entire Republican party was shellacked. On his website he said:

I'm excited about our prospects as a nation. My priority is putting people back to work in America.

Guess what: Americans didn't buy it. As a resident of Massachusetts I can unequivocally say that Mitt the governor wasn't the same person as Mitt the presidential candidate. Maybe if he'd stuck with his core (or even had one), he would have done better. But the American people saw through him and that's what makes me so proud of this country.

Tuesday night was a huge victory for love. Same-sex marriage referendums were on the ballot in Maine, Maryland, Washington, and Minnesota. So far it did well in three of them and Washington was looking good. Amazing. It was a huge victory for women and minorities and everyone who makes this country such an amazing melting pot.

It wasn't a victory for the Mitt Romneys of the world. And whether you know it or not, that's a good thing for all of us. This country needs to evolve. It needs to change. Open minds are a beautiful thing. Acceptance and rainbow colors are what makes countries strong. That's where we are headed.

Old Mr. Rich Blind Ambition had to go. His victory website is a sad testament to a presidency that would have put us back in 1950. But Americans saw through his anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-poor rhetoric. They saw him for the opportunistic cynic that he really is, a man who set his sights on the presidency and didn't care what he had to say to get there.

America saw through that. His loss is proof that this country is great and that democracy works, and his "victory website"? Is like a sad relic from 1952. If they'd had the Internet.

Do you understand why Mitt lost?


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Jennifer Burns Wess

ugh you're a jerk. There's a such thing as a sore winner too. A gloating, self-righteous sore winner. Which is what it seems many of you Obama freaks are. And 49% of the popular vote is not getting "shellacked". Pay attention. And yes, when are one of you "journalists" going to post a comment about that assclown Chris Matthews? Because I guarantee if the tables were turned, and some right-wing person did that, they would already be fired and be being crucified in the press. Congratulations to you and the rest of the handout-loving, terrorist apologists.

nonmember avatar HS

I dunno. I get why they already had a website ready just in case. I mean, even the Super Bowl pre-prints t-shirts for both teams as the Champions because you just don't know who the winner will be and the retailers need to be ready to sell sell sell. I'm curious to know if Obama had a concession and victory speech or just a victory one as well. What I do know is that Mitt was supposed to win. I've been reading about his donors who are liiiiiivid. There's a whole other world behind these politics that we the voters don't see and I'm sure Mitt probably pooped his pants when he lost.

nonmember avatar WhatIHaveToSay

It's so funny to hear all these Romney supporters feel so side-swipped by articles that he lost! Do you want us to think that you wouldn't have thrown the fact that Romney won in our faces? Get out of here with that! Deal with the news articles and the bullying a little while longer, I promise we'll listen to all you have to say next election when you FINALLY get your Republican president!

Procr... Procrastamom

Nicole! What a great statement. I almost stood up and clapped for you. It's been said all along that the ANYBODY BUT OBAMA method was doomed to fail, but did anybody on the Right listen? Of course not. They were too busy spreading hate and fear, the Republican mantra.

lulou lulou

I see less than kicking him while he's down, and more of a lessons learned.  The whole Romney campaign was just off.  This, and the goofy Clint Eastwood speech, to the D-list celebrities complaining how they are taking such a risk "coming out", and social media followers behaving more like online bullies.  It just didnt appear to be well coordinated  - keep in mind here most of my political campaign knowledge comes from the last couple seasons of Park and Rec, and while I would align myself closer to the Ron Swanson camp, Romney did come off more like that Sweetums guy.

Aeris... AerisKate

I just can't believe people actually believe that we would be back in the 1950's. If the economy continues the way it has been, we'll be back in the 1930's with a much GREATER depression. All those social reasons people voted Obama won't seem so important when the economy collpases and nobody can afford to put food on their tables. Plus, has everyone forgotten that Obama only become pro gay rights just a few months ago? Do you really think he will have any affect whatsoever on gay rights? Other than things like DOMA, same sex marriage is being left to the states to decide, so thinking Obama is some gay rights champion is just false.

dirti... dirtiekittie

i really hate when over-eager, kick-him-when-he's-down type folks come out of the woodwork for an ugly celebration session. look, i'm not a romney supporter, but let's not act like the right was "fooling themselves" this whole campaign. even as an obama supporter, i was concerned tuesday night that it could have gone the other way. america voted, and now as a nation we need to unite under our one president. continuing to call folks out, regardless of political affiliation, just shows discord in this country. this is why other countries are just waiting for us to fail - how can we succeed when we can't even tolerate and work with each other?

zandh... zandhmom2

Even though I'm not happy about Obama winning, all I can say is that I will watch closely and see if anything good comes from it.  I think now that he has been in office for four years, he now owns how this country is progressing. Now he has only his his record to stand on and his policies to defend.  If our country does get better, than good for him and if it doesn't, than it's no one fault but his.

Tiramisu Alexandria

wow - i am no big romney fan, but the dude lost by a small percentage of the popular vote - 3-5 % is a margin of statistical error (and i am positive that not every vote is counted correctly), not at all a "shellacking"

fleur... fleurdelys3110

As everyone else said: Gov. Romney lost the popular vote by a couple million! If you changed 250,000 votes in the swing states, we would be talking about President-Elect Romney today. Your cluelessness provides some insight into your political choices, though. 

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