In the face of that BS, the GOP forwarded its weakest slate of Candidates perhaps ever. Out of his horrible field, Romney was the only candidate with any chance. He knew that. His campaign knew that. As unbelievable as it sounds, he and his campaign basically approached the election as an inevitable win. Very much like Dewey vs Truman.
Even in the 1st week of September trailing 7-9pts, they felt the election was in the bag. The Romney strategy was to tread water until the debates. Just not to make mistakes. Again the campaign was very cocky about Romney winning those Debates. When he crushed Obama in the first one, they lightened up.
By the 3rd debate they were back in the Dewey we've-got-this-in-the-bag mode. They decided to use an untried "high-tech" GOTV software program figuring it would push their electoral result from ~282 to >310. Then came Sandy. Then came the GOTV software crash early on election day.
The Romney group was so cocky, so sure of themselves that they never even considered a GOTV back up. When their software crashed, they left 30,000 GOP election day workers completely stranded. Probably cost 2%, +7-10 Congressional seats, and perhaps the election.
Someone like that does not deserve a second chance.
Well this was an interesting post.
Seriously, if this is remotely accurate, what an epic frick up on the Romney Campaign's part. I imagine whoever was in charge of running the Romney campaign won't be getting another job running a major campaign.
I hope the republicans will learn from this and apply the lessons learned along with giving us a great candidate instead of the lame ones we've been getting for a while.
Lesson here: you have to be "batman paranoid" when running a campaign on a national level.