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

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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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tecsa... tecsabates

I'm an Obama supporter and ya I'm glad he won, but really people...  The election is over, can we please just shut the eff up about it already?  I'm so sick of everything election related.

nhamp... nhampton401

Get off your high horse honey. This country does need change but because of idiots like you we aren't going to get it. Just because a man has Christian values it doesn't make him prehistoric. Many Many Many presidents before Mitt ran opposed gay marriage, abortion, all of those things. That's why this country is going down the crapper. Like Randy Houser sang, we've gotta give this world back to God. Don't be bitching when things go south and health care is impossible and welfare junkies are living better than the working class.

BubbsJNL BubbsJNL

#1 - The election is over, your guy won, stop gloating.  It's ugly.

#2 - Of COURSE there was both a Victory and Loss website prepared.  There were also two speeches and probably two outfits.  If you were even HALF as informed as you like to pretend that you are, you'd know that and that it's been going on for years.  If you think that President Obama doesn't have a concession speech and a losing campaign website tucked in a drawer somewhere, I have bridges to sell you, too.

#3 - Shellacked?  117,935,700 Americans voted.  60,364,790 of them voted for President Obama.  That's 52% of the popular vote.  I would absolutely LOVE to hear what your definition of "narrow margin" is.  And keep in mind that the house is still Republican and the Senate is Democrat. 

President Obama won, but he doesn't have an illustrative mandate.  The country is still divided and you're making it worse with your divisive, childish posts.  The only thing worse than a sore loser is a sore winner.

tbruc... tbrucemom

This is the final straw. I refuse to read anything from this writer any more. We will never be united as a country as long as there are people like her that continue to write such hate and the commenters that agree with her. I'm trying to take the high road and I'm not going to write what I really think about this because I'd probably get banned from the site.

nonmember avatar Lily

The election was 50-50 pretty much. I don't see that as a truly fooled republican party. What I see here, is an obnoxious winner who feels the need to beat down the other party, because the election was so close. Grow up.

dirti... dirtiekittie

@posh - while i don't necessarily disagree with you, wishing someone's husband would suddenly turn gay doesn't really make you look much better. you shouldn't fight mud-slinging with mud-slinging. this is a huge part of why people hate elections and campaigning so much as it is.

BubbsJNL BubbsJNL

Sasha - you should take a look at the state by state breakdowns for a clearer definition of "shellacked".  States the Romney won, President Obama got shellacked.  States that President Obama won, he won by a narrow margin.  But President Obama won ALL of the big states and most of the urban centers.

WhatIHaveToSay - deal with the "bullying a little while longer" - so now bullying is okay as long as its YOU bullying someone else?  I couldn't possibly care less about What[You]HaveToSay, now.

I am hopeful that our president can change the tide that's been pulling America into a deep, dark, entitled, bankrupt abyss and, as an American, I'll stand behind him.  The election is over and the choice has been made.  

pezch... pezcharlotte

People need to remember that this is a blog and the writers provide their opinions and their thoughts.  If you have a strong issue with that then you should stop reading. 

pupuk... pupukeawahine

Bloggers on The Stir do exactly that--the stir the pot to get discussion going amid controversy.  What's wrong with that?  Complacency gets you no where.  If you don't like the responses, pezcharlotte, then just read the article and not the commentary!

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