November 30, 2012


Romney Adviser Predicted Defeat

The narrative of surprise that they lost the election serves elements of the post-election agenda of Mitt Romney's circle -- it underscores their argument that they weren't deceiving the press and donors -- but it leaves out an important fact: A longtime Romney adviser was circulating a forecast that showed President Obama winning with "over 300" electoral votes, one person who saw them told BuzzFeed.

Alex Gage, who was not working directly for the campaign but began advising Romney in 2002, "emailed a "best case" scenario map that had Romney winning by just two electoral votes -- but losing Colorado, Iowa, and a slew of other battleground states, many of which the Romney team swore to the bitter end that they were going to win."










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