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 Gloat Lately?

I am continually shocked by the complete nastiness spewing from people. The country is solidly split 50/50 and both sides strongly feel their ideas are the way to saving our country, so while you gloat about the election results, the other half of us are shaking our heads because the nation is polarized and that can't be good for anyone.

Oh, and guess what, the day after the election, the stock market was already plunging, mortgage interest rates were already up a point, and the fiscal cliff that spells doom for all of us still looms ahead of us next month. Reports of layoffs are all over the news (if you actually read the news) as people prepare for the rise in taxes (for ALL Americans) and for the costs of Obamacare. So keep acting nasty, keep showing your true colors, and see how well it goes with the other 50%. Gloat away. I just hope it pays the bills. My empathy can only go so far and I'm past that point.

toopt... tooptimistic

Biased much cafemom?  Geeze.

The election is over, so why try to further divide people?


Teralynn Jason Roberts

@NunyaBizness you obviously listen to the people around you and can't list one just one lie Romney was caught in. I would gather you probably didn't watch the debates and turned the channel when the political commercials came on. Did you even read up on Romney and what he believes and what he wanted to do for this country? I would gather you've never given a candidate outside of being a Democrat a chance. You're a prime example why some of the worst presidents have made it to office...I'm not for one or the other when it comes to Democrat or Republican I go with the person I believe will do our country the best. And Romney would've looked at our country like a business which as of right now is what it needs...

Teralynn Jason Roberts

Whilie Obama will continue to give and give and give...what happens when there's nothing left to give?? Just like parents you have to eventually let your kids or jobless go out on their own and be independent...if you still live at home with your parents or are not a parent yourself you will not understand this...but as a parent and middle class wife of a blue collar worker I believe Romney would've done the best for our country putting his "beliefs" aside. Do you think you should be passed over for a job because you do or don't believe in something? Will that at all change the company if you believed in not wearing socks or believed in same-sex marriage?? I think the fact that Romney gets passed over for his beliefs on "rights" when our country is more or less in a state of crisis is ludacris...sorry to burst your bubble

nonmember avatar We Shall Stand

This is all just too delicious to keep away from!

For MONTHS, I tried to join in on conversations as they pertained to politics. I did my very best to not offend anyone or their opinions…FAIL! EVERY bleeding time I would say ANYTHING positive about President Obama I was met with harsh, vile, hateful, vitriolic, rude, condescending, threatening, verbally abusive remarks. Try as I might to rise above it, it just kept being thrown at me.

Every single one of you who is sick and tired of hearing people gloat over the FACT that President Obama WAS reelected to a SECOND term ….TOO FRIGGING BAD. Don’t like the taste of your own medicine? What, the words aren’t as delicious having not been dripping from YOUR mouth? Tough, bitter pill to swallow? GOOD! Then I am certain you will understand the phase “HINDSIGHT IS 50/50!”

nonmember avatar We Stand Con't

Perhaps now you will take a bit more caution with your tone with ANYONE who dares to not agree with YOUR opinion. Opinions and ARSHOLES….everyone has one. Who are you to tell me I am wrong, according to the polls, I was NOT wrong. According to the polls, President Obama WAS the preferred choice….I don’t give a rats batootie if he only won by ONE vote or by TWO electoral votes…in politics, there are two results…WINNER and LOSER. There is no prize for ALMOST winning or for BARELY losing. Hand grenades and horseshoes my friends, hand grenades and horseshoes. Get it? The MAJORITY of VOTERS spoke. Your rants and hateful commentary are just want you deserve to hear back. Perhaps had you not been so over zealous to begin with you would not be having your just desserts now.

nonmember avatar We Stand Con't

I am taking GREAT pleasure in rubbing this in your face. To all of you who gave me grief about supporting President Obama, for all of you who told me I should just leave the country…for all of you who asked me if I was a total idiot….well middle finger with a smile salute to you.

President Obama has WON the election; it really doesn’t matter by how much now does it.

If you are so miserable with your NEWLY RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT, there are ships and planes that depart the US for destinations unknown every single day….hop on one. Otherwise perhaps you should take this time to look in the mirror and start reflecting on the kind of person YOU are.

There are MANY reasons why Mitt lost and many reasons why PRESIDENT Obama won, and this last Tuesday, you were shown exactly 50.4% of those reasons, and that was more than enough.

nonmember avatar kyra

@billsfan- considering you were one of the most vocal Romney supporters and Obama bashers, I find your post-election comments ironic and humorous. Suddenly you want everyone to put a sock in it. You posted opinionated and sarcastic comments on virtually EVERY SINGLE ARTICLE written before election day, bashing anyone who didn't support your beloved Mitt. Election day was only 2 days ago, of course there will be many articles about the results. And now all your comments are about how "ugly" people are for "rubbing your (Romney supporters) noses in it". Celebrating Obama's (inevitable) win isn't making anyone "ugly". If Romney had won the election, I'm quite certain you would have led the victory cheer in a far less dignified manner.

quinn007 quinn007

The only thing this election proved is that Obama is a better campaigner and this country is more divided than ever.  I think Obama supporters should save their gloating for a year from now.  If Obama fulfills his promises, if he pulls us out of the financial doom that is coming, if he reaches across the aisle and works with the other side then you'll have a reason to gloat.  He can no longer blame Bush for everything so now is his chance...the proof is in the pudding.   

nonmember avatar MO Mom

All I have to say is If you don't like pro Obama articles then don't read them. Also if you don't like the views on this site then why are you a member?

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