Mitt Romney Campaign Basically Concedes Florida

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Some votes are still being counted in Florida, but you can finally color in the state with the faintest shade of light blue. Mitt Romney's campaign has just released a statement finally acknowledging that they've lost Florida.

"The numbers in Florida show this was winnable," reads a statement released by Brett Doster, a Florida advisor for Romney. "We thought based on our polling and range of organization that we had done what we needed to win. Obviously, we didn't, and for that I and every other operative in Florida has a sick feeling that we left something on the table. I can assure you this won't happen again."

As the counting stands now, Obama has 4,180,697 votes to Romney's 4,124,865.

Votes are still being tallied in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Broward and Duval counties. Of those, Romney is only winning Duval, and by a narrow margin. Obama is carrying the other three by a comfortable margin.

Earlier today, Jim Messina, Obama's campaign manager, told reporters on a conference call that he believed Obama would eventually be declared the winner of Florida.

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Fuzzy
Fuzzy

I am so so so very proud of Floridians especially Miamians who had to stand in hell lines and did so to vote. They thought it was winnable because of the obscene amount of pac cash from a select few was thrown at their campaign for sell, y'all proven them wrong!!!!!!!!

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

What's happening to Romney is the American People are seeing what this man is all about. He is known for being a coward, ran to France under the guise of his church. In many circles he is a good business man, in others he is a man who broke other men down by closing their companies, these men lost their insurance, lost their pensions and lost their income, to top it off the govt. had to step in with millions to save their retirement income they worked for so many years to save. and he keeps his money offshore and won't admit to what he's playing in taxes. Total CON ARTIST!!!! Anyone in their right mind can't vote Romney.

Ked Killjoy
Ked Killjoy

Romney wants to know what he left on the table to loss to Florida. How about the fact that Romney doesnt want to give people the chance to become an American. All year he said he wants to veto the Dream Act. Doesnt Romney know that most of south florida is full of whites, blacks, and LATINO's ? Of course he would loss to Florida with statements like that.

Fuzzy
Fuzzy

I know Romney is in shock of Fla. He received funneled millions from individuals near Miami and he thought [along with others] that would be the final deciding factor. HA! And guess what: America isn't dead or dying

HarryTheHandyman
HarryTheHandyman

I'll just plop these in here, because why not.

 

to the gop you not going to beat Barack Obama with some guy who has Swiss bank accounts, Cayman Island accounts, owns shares of Goldman Sachs while it forecloses on Florida and is himself a stockholder in Freddie Mae and Freddie Mac while he tries to think the rest of us are too stupid to put the dots together to understand what this is all about.”

 

There was a rich man he was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan/ Rich from birth, raised in prep schools, no early exposure to minorities outside of maids, a powerful daddy to clean up his missteps, and timely exemptions from military service /What a dope this  trust fund baby was.Who you know, you never had to earn anything and so forth/He talk smack about 47% not paying taxes and responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it  /he said saved business, born-insecure, jock-jawed ! / he lost to a man with unemployment at 8%  /Now look at him shiver. Beg for mercy, rich man.  it was a man call mitt romney who did too little too late.Romney is headed back to his home in New Hampshire in January and Obama will become the  President again

 

Electronic voting machines are a GOP conflict of interest Tagg Romney, the son of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has purchased electronic voting machines that will be used in the 2012 elections in Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, Washington and Colorado. Hypocrisy: If the President's Family Purchased Voter Machines, the Uproar Would be Deafening candidate for the presidency of the United States, and his brother, wife and son, have a straight-line financial interest in the voting machines that could decide this fall's election. These machines cannot be monitored by the public. But they will help decide who "owns" the White House." If Romney wins, it because there more votes then people

 

to mitt the twit when are you ever going to learn? that sliver spoon in your mouth gives you ideals! Above your position. If you weren't such an i di ot you probably will have won and what make it worse. Is you can't even see that! you call forty-seven percent of the citizenry shiftless moochers and still hope to win the presidency. Tax policy is made up of small mystical creatures and health problems are already solved through the miracle of .emergency rooms! Romney is headed back to his home in New Hampshire in January and Obama will become the President again.Obama will be reelected in a close election, with the results delayed because of recounts or delayed election results and that the Democrats will stay a majority in the Senate

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

WTF, just count the damn things and be done with it and shade the state whatever the count is. Obama had enough EV's that it doesn't matter, but there are other issues that were voted on thos ballots ? Do they matter or make a difference either way, if not then take your time Florida, it's not like Obama will be leaving the White House, not for another 4 years.

Kzm Ufc
Kzm Ufc

Wow!! A country within a country!! AMAZING!! best of luck with your candidate, Florida!!

Lynne Dear
Lynne Dear

Florida has been color blind for many, many years..... maybe now they will see their true colors. :)

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

 @HarryTheHandyman “You can talk about the other back and forth, and flip-flopping and the other things. … If you’ve wrapped yourself up in too many pledges, that diminishes your ability to do what needs to be done in the final stretch to some extent.” ~Jon Huntsman,

 

 

“Pick any other Republican in the country. He is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.” ~Rick Santorum,

 

 

If you're going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate of the future."

 

 

 

Nobody is voting for Romney(why vote for romney? when you could vote for gary jonhson), they're voting against Obama. The fact that Obama's still ahead in these economic times shows how bad the republican ticket is. It's becoming more and more obvious that Romney has no workable plan, all he can do is blame Obama

 

 

 

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