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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nonmember avatar Zach

Those who say we should just leave Mitt alone already should follow their own advice. Leave the President alone. Those who mention "takers" and "makers" should realize when they were a child going to school they were "takers" when you graduated and went to the workforce you became a "maker". Guess what, when you turn 65 you will become a "taker" again. This is how this nation works. You complain that these "takers" have too many entitlement programs well guess what, Medicare is an entitlement program that happens to benefit 85% of white people. (I am white btw) But no you still don't see yourself as a "taker" when i put it that way because in your mind entitlement programs are only for poor people that dont wanna work and use drugs. Your wrong. open your mind and look at the facts before you pass judgment because most likely the ones you claim to hate are actually yourselves.

Paul Johnson

This is not the time to talk to the losers as to why they lost. Just leave them alone to figure it out themselves.

Tu Brown



What a pathetic article. Your are proud that we have 50% mooches in this country. It was said in 1859 that democracy could be destroyed when the masses find out that votes can be bought by "freebies" offered by crooked politicians running the piggy bank. When this country implodes, and it will according to obama's plans, I hope you choke on your words, and freak out to what reality really is. Welcome to the next third world bananna republic. Enjoy your "free" birth conrol!

Robert L Cooper

Sasha did you know your own website is either down or the link is broken from your profile. What nasty things can we deduce about you from that issue?

pupuk... pupukeawahine

"What socialists don't realise is that eventually you run out of other people's money to spend."  ~ Margaret Thatcher

Greece, anyone?

Jim Hoffmann

Sasha - yes, you are a mother. Please stick to what you do best...

nonmember avatar Robert

Its lucky the obamatrons like Brown can live in a dream world. They will need it to cope with the real world that their savior will bring them.

nonmember avatar TLB

You just Wrong! Obama=divided, Mitt=A Chance!

nonmember avatar Bob Thagard

Typical young clueless author with no fact just feelings. The consequences of this disatrous election are already being counted and will be for years to come

nonmember avatar Rob

Looked at through a different lense we could say love of self is what won out on election night. People who don't want a job and don't want their handouts threatened. Even Gay marriage is a selfish position in that Gay's want a special right to have our government recognize and condone their behavior when it really does nothing to benefit society.

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