We were ecstatic when Obama won last week, but opponent Mitt Romney went into shock, for some reason.
Mitt put on a stoic face and quickly composed some conciliatory remarks to feed his feeble fan base, but believe me, he was feeling as empty and purposeless as Clint Eastwood‘s chair.
The Republican ticket just didn’t see defeat on the horizon!
“We went into the evening confident we had a good path to victory,” a senior adviser is quoted as saying in the linked article.
“I don’t think there was one person who saw this coming.”
Except all the pollsters who said it was a dead heat and anything could happen, especially the ones who bothered to lay out an electoral map, many of whom tended to favor Obama.
But as big states like Ohio started going to Obama, the Romney gang just couldn’t believe they had been so wrong.
“…Ann Romney cried, running mate Paul Ryan seemed genuinely shocked, Ryan’s wife Janna also was shaken and cried softly.”
So did I–tears of unrepentant joy!
I couldn’t believe they hadn’t stolen it like they did two previous times!
“There’s nothing worse than when you think you’re going to win,” said another adviser, “and you don’t.
“It’s like a sucker punch.”
Well, now they know how we felt every time Romney spoke about human rights.