It is pretty obvious that the large majority of Americans who follow politics don’t do so because they are interested in good government, although they probably are. They follow politics for its entertainment value. And no one has provided more entertain than Romney campaign chief Stuart Stevens, who is going around the media and explaining how Mr. Romney dominated the election, and was superlative in everything, well everything except getting the most votes. Here is Mr. Stevens in the Washington Post on the election results and the Romney campaign.
For example on winning the Republican nomination.
Nobody liked Romney except voters. What began in a small field in
grew into a national movement.
It wasn’t our campaign, it was Romney. He bested the competition in debates,
and though he was behind almost every candidate in the GOP primary at one time
or the other, he won the nomination and came very close to winning the
presidency. New Hampshire
Yeah what a great accomplishment, beating the likes of Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, and the powerhouse Herman Cain. What a towering achievement, comparable to
Alabama’s great football victory this fall over . Western Carolina University
And it turns out Mr. Romney won the middle class voters.
On Nov. 6, Romney carried the majority of every economic group except those with less than $50,000 a year in household income. That means he carried the majority of middle-class voters.
Of course that requires defining middle class voters as people who own NFL franchises or NASCAR teams, the people that Mr. Romney pals around with.
And the election was a personal triumph for Mr. Romney
In the debates and in sweeping rallies across the country, Romney captured the imagination of millions of Americans. He spoke for those who felt disconnected from the Obama vision of
. He handled the unequaled
pressures of a campaign with a natural grace and good humor that contrasted
sharply with the angry bitterness of his critics. America
And because of that he now has a future as the spiritual and charismatic leader of the Republican party. No wait, every Republicans wants Mitt to go away, go really far away.
So there you have it, the Romney campaign, arrogant and condescending to the end. And a welcome end it is.