How Mitt Romney Suckered His Fat-Cat DonorsSubmitted by Neotheone on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 13:03
"Contrary to reports, the Romney camp probably wasn't terribly surprised by the election results."
November 19, 2012 | Alternet
The big chin-scratching story in the aftermath of the 2012 campaign is that the Romney-Ryan campaign was “shell-shocked” by its loss to Barack Obama. "I don't think there was one person who saw this coming," a senior adviser to the campaign told CBS . “There's nothing worse than when you think you're going to win, and you don't,” said another. “It was like a sucker punch."
The most likely explanation for that yawning disconnect is that the campaign figured it was better to appear to be entirely clueless about the race than acknowledge that it had been bullshitting its fat-cat donors about Romney's chances of winning in order to keep the cash spigot open.