CBS has a must read article up discussing the Romney campaign’s reaction to the election. You can read it here.
Every national campaign has a ton of staff who read polls, does their own polling, targets voters, etc. For a campaign to be successful you need those people to do their jobs right. It seems that in the Romney campaign those staffers just fed the boss the BS he wanted to hear. Going into election day the polls and analysts agreed that Obama had an easier path to victory. No one said the election was over, however the fact the Romney campaign did not think there was a way they could lose is mind boggling. They just made up numbers to fit what they hoped to be true.
An adviser said “I don’t think there was one person who saw this coming.”
You are telling me that not one person in the room thought they could lose? It really is a good thing that these people didn’t have to decide whether to send us to war. Lastly, they never even wrote a concession speech. You always write a victory speech and a concession speech because you don’t want to tempt fate. I don’t think Mitt Romney ever thought there was something in this world he could not buy.