Romney's campaign finally admitting to itself the election has slipped away.

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When a political campaign reaches the end, discipline starts to fray. People are exhausted, both physically and mentally, and they beging to drop their guard.

Following on from the briefing from Paul Ryan advisors about his post-election plans yesterday, there’s another interesting article I’ve just spotted that was posted on Saturday by Jan Crawford of CBS news, who is travelling with the Romney camp.

Crawford starts by noting the change in disposition of Mitt Romney’s wife Ann: “Delivering a basket of baked goods to the press on the campaign plane this morning before takeoff for Iowa, Ann Romney – normally relentlessly sunny and confident – appeared emotional, almost vulnerable, as she reminisced about the all consuming campaign and reflected on its uncertain closing days.”

That’s wholly understandable – the toll these campaigns have on candidates and their families are horrendous.

But what’s more telling are a series of quotes from Romney campaign officials. Again, there are the normal caveats about the private polling showing their man holding onto a tight lead.

But then we get this: “At a rally this morning in New Hampshire, I asked a senior Mitt Romney campaign adviser what the campaign had planned in the final crucial days. His answer was swift. 'Praying'.”

And this: “One adviser this morning was even more candid: "I'm not saying (Mr. Obama) is definitely going to lose."

And finally this: "We're the challengers. We always knew we could lose," one aide told me here in Dubuque. "They [the Obama camp] never contemplated they could lose."



Mitt Romney's campaign is finally admitting to itself that the election has slipped away – Telegraph Blogs

This is true.
Now comes the blame game.
 
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When a political campaign reaches the end, discipline starts to fray. People are exhausted, both physically and mentally, and they beging to drop their guard.

Following on from the briefing from Paul Ryan advisors about his post-election plans yesterday, there’s another interesting article I’ve just spotted that was posted on Saturday by Jan Crawford of CBS news, who is travelling with the Romney camp.

Crawford starts by noting the change in disposition of Mitt Romney’s wife Ann: “Delivering a basket of baked goods to the press on the campaign plane this morning before takeoff for Iowa, Ann Romney – normally relentlessly sunny and confident – appeared emotional, almost vulnerable, as she reminisced about the all consuming campaign and reflected on its uncertain closing days.”

That’s wholly understandable – the toll these campaigns have on candidates and their families are horrendous.

But what’s more telling are a series of quotes from Romney campaign officials. Again, there are the normal caveats about the private polling showing their man holding onto a tight lead.

But then we get this: “At a rally this morning in New Hampshire, I asked a senior Mitt Romney campaign adviser what the campaign had planned in the final crucial days. His answer was swift. 'Praying'.”

And this: “One adviser this morning was even more candid: "I'm not saying (Mr. Obama) is definitely going to lose."

And finally this: "We're the challengers. We always knew we could lose," one aide told me here in Dubuque. "They [the Obama camp] never contemplated they could lose."



Mitt Romney's campaign is finally admitting to itself that the election has slipped away – Telegraph Blogs

This is true.
Now comes the blame game.
Would interpret those quotes much differently than you obviously do. The election hasn't "slipped away" from either candidate. Still could go either direction.

Guess we will just have to wait until Tuesday night, eh...??
 
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Vote for Romney/Ryan & the change you'll get will be back to this:


Same Cabinet
Same advisers
Same "Take the umpires out of the game" policies
Different quagmire wars
Exxon-Mobil & Haliburton running the government again.
 
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When a political campaign reaches the end, discipline starts to fray. People are exhausted, both physically and mentally, and they beging to drop their guard.

Following on from the briefing from Paul Ryan advisors about his post-election plans yesterday, there’s another interesting article I’ve just spotted that was posted on Saturday by Jan Crawford of CBS news, who is travelling with the Romney camp.

Crawford starts by noting the change in disposition of Mitt Romney’s wife Ann: “Delivering a basket of baked goods to the press on the campaign plane this morning before takeoff for Iowa, Ann Romney – normally relentlessly sunny and confident – appeared emotional, almost vulnerable, as she reminisced about the all consuming campaign and reflected on its uncertain closing days.”

That’s wholly understandable – the toll these campaigns have on candidates and their families are horrendous.

But what’s more telling are a series of quotes from Romney campaign officials. Again, there are the normal caveats about the private polling showing their man holding onto a tight lead.

But then we get this: “At a rally this morning in New Hampshire, I asked a senior Mitt Romney campaign adviser what the campaign had planned in the final crucial days. His answer was swift. 'Praying'.”

And this: “One adviser this morning was even more candid: "I'm not saying (Mr. Obama) is definitely going to lose."

And finally this: "We're the challengers. We always knew we could lose," one aide told me here in Dubuque. "They [the Obama camp] never contemplated they could lose."



Mitt Romney's campaign is finally admitting to itself that the election has slipped away – Telegraph Blogs

This is true.
Now comes the blame game.
everyone has their spin!!!
 
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When a political campaign reaches the end, discipline starts to fray. People are exhausted, both physically and mentally, and they beging to drop their guard.

Following on from the briefing from Paul Ryan advisors about his post-election plans yesterday, there’s another interesting article I’ve just spotted that was posted on Saturday by Jan Crawford of CBS news, who is travelling with the Romney camp.

Crawford starts by noting the change in disposition of Mitt Romney’s wife Ann: “Delivering a basket of baked goods to the press on the campaign plane this morning before takeoff for Iowa, Ann Romney – normally relentlessly sunny and confident – appeared emotional, almost vulnerable, as she reminisced about the all consuming campaign and reflected on its uncertain closing days.”

That’s wholly understandable – the toll these campaigns have on candidates and their families are horrendous.

But what’s more telling are a series of quotes from Romney campaign officials. Again, there are the normal caveats about the private polling showing their man holding onto a tight lead.

But then we get this: “At a rally this morning in New Hampshire, I asked a senior Mitt Romney campaign adviser what the campaign had planned in the final crucial days. His answer was swift. 'Praying'.”

And this: “One adviser this morning was even more candid: "I'm not saying (Mr. Obama) is definitely going to lose."

And finally this: "We're the challengers. We always knew we could lose," one aide told me here in Dubuque. "They [the Obama camp] never contemplated they could lose."



Mitt Romney's campaign is finally admitting to itself that the election has slipped away – Telegraph Blogs

This is true.
Now comes the blame game.
Even if the polls were absolutely certain and Obama was guaranteed the win (and that is not the case, so vote) Republicans are still well positioned to commit voter fraud, intimidation, and supression to steal the election in key areas and as far a getting out the vote is concerned Sandy may have severely impaired that. Democrats benefit from high turnout and, Republicans know they have to supress voter turnout (the opposite of democratic) get as few to vote as they can get away with to be successful. Too soon for this GD. I'm hoping you're right though.
 
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When a political campaign reaches the end, discipline starts to fray. People are exhausted, both physically and mentally, and they beging to drop their guard.

Following on from the briefing from Paul Ryan advisors about his post-election plans yesterday, there’s another interesting article I’ve just spotted that was posted on Saturday by Jan Crawford of CBS news, who is travelling with the Romney camp.

Crawford starts by noting the change in disposition of Mitt Romney’s wife Ann: “Delivering a basket of baked goods to the press on the campaign plane this morning before takeoff for Iowa, Ann Romney – normally relentlessly sunny and confident – appeared emotional, almost vulnerable, as she reminisced about the all consuming campaign and reflected on its uncertain closing days.”

That’s wholly understandable – the toll these campaigns have on candidates and their families are horrendous.

But what’s more telling are a series of quotes from Romney campaign officials. Again, there are the normal caveats about the private polling showing their man holding onto a tight lead.

But then we get this: “At a rally this morning in New Hampshire, I asked a senior Mitt Romney campaign adviser what the campaign had planned in the final crucial days. His answer was swift. 'Praying'.”

And this: “One adviser this morning was even more candid: "I'm not saying (Mr. Obama) is definitely going to lose."

And finally this: "We're the challengers. We always knew we could lose," one aide told me here in Dubuque. "They [the Obama camp] never contemplated they could lose."

Mitt Romney's campaign is finally admitting to itself that the election has slipped away – Telegraph Blogs

This is true.
Now comes the blame game.
Let's see now. Mr. Hodges cites a CBSNews article and, somehow, interprets it to mean that Romney's campaign is admitting defeat. Do I understand this correctly?

If so, I would suggest that Mr. Hodges find another source for his hackery. The article he cites actually ends up with this:

There also is this indisputable fact: the president is not gaining support since 2008. He's lost ground in the key swing states since the last election (political observers have concluded he's effectively conceded North Carolina), and he's not expanded his own electoral map.

If Mr. Obama was doing as well as his campaign insists, he would be making a play in states he won or narrowly lost in 2008, such as Indiana or Missouri, all to drain Romney's resources, much as the Obama campaign did in 2008 to finish off a struggling John McCain.

Instead, the Obama campaign was on the defensive as the race tightened in the tossup states and Romney's approval ratings moved up.
Inside Romney camp, tension and optimism as Election Day looms - CBS News
The CBSNews article hardly portrays a campaign that is admitting defeat.