Romney cancelled campaign credit cards right after conceding
From the moment Mitt Romney stepped off stage Tuesday night, having just delivered a brief concession speech he wrote only that evening, the massive infrastructure surrounding his campaign quickly began to disassemble itself.
Aides taking cabs home late that night got rude awakenings when they found the credit cards linked to the campaign no longer worked.
He wants to make sure that as much of the remaining cash as possible remains in his pockets.
Stay classy, Mitt.
So glad this counter-human didn't get elected.
So he stiffed employees, vendors, landlords and others who were providing goods and services and had not yet been paid?
That's how the rich keep their money. Typical.
From the link:
"Romney was stoic - thanking the team for their hard work and telling them he did not plan to disappear. (Aides to Romney said they were optimistic he would be receptive to a sincere offer from the president to work together)."
In his dreams! No way will Obama reach out to this Bozo. Romney is done. Stick a fork in him.
Thanks for all that you've done, now walk home.
IF Obama ever considered ANY type of meeting with Mitt Romney, I would lose so much respect for our President.
It WAS A MANDATE.
Republicans: shut the fuck up and get in line and on board!
And they wonder why they lose elections
All that should be left to the vanquished is their eyes for crying.
I almost think that was the only wise thing for any candidate to do. Think how much abuse could be done by those ringing up their cards one last time on the campaign's nickel.
Of course it's also proof that Romney is a soulless, corporate vampire.
From Twitter: "You've been Bain'd!"
What a cheap fuck. A lot of his campaign workers had to buy their own plane tickets home.
Release the hounds.
HA! I had the same thought, R13
R12, self-sufficiency! No handouts! Isn't that what the dumb fucks signed up for? Let them find their own way home.
[quote]A lot of his campaign workers had to buy their own plane tickets home.
They should consider themselves lucky they didn't have to ride home strapped to the roof of the car!
The Prez said he plans to meet with Romney, or at least make a sincere offer to do so.
I don't want the President to meet with Romney.
HA! Serves those muthafuckers right. Enjoy your one way trip to the gutter, nasty Repigs!
Fuck all of them
I agree, r18. We all know how Romney made his money. There must be other titans of industry who the President can call on for advice. Hell, let Bill Clinton do it. He knows how to talk to these people and gets them to pony up big time for his Global Initiative. He would be perfect for the job.
So what is Romney's position in the party now? Does he have a seat?
Will he rerun do you think?
I know it sounds really bitchy to cancel your staffers' cards, but I never really thought about it before and wonder how other failed candidates handled stuff like that?
[quote] So what is Romney's position in the party now? Does he have a seat? Will he rerun do you think?
He has NO position, and he most definitely won't run again.
Once you are nominated by your party, either Republican or Democratic, you get ONE SHOT to win.
If you are nominated and you lose, then tough luck. You are branded a loser, and the next up-and-comer gets a shot at being President.
The loser either fades into obscurity (Mondale, Dole, Dukakis), or continues to serve as a Senator or Representative, like John McCain or Paul Ryan.
If you become President, you serve a four-year term, and you get one more chance to serve another four-year term. If you lose, then you become a "one term President," and they are usually branded as a "loser," because they failed to win a second term.
If you win a second term, then you go down in history as two-term President, which is usually held in high regard. Although in the case of George W. Bush, his disastrous Presidency is generally thought of as a MAJOR failure - even though he served as President for 8 years.
Obama has now won a second term, and if he does what he did in his first term, he'll probably be regarded as a very good President.
However, Republicans will do whatever they can to tarnish his reputation, as they did with Bill Clinton. Between his impeachment proceedings and Monica Lewinsky, Clinton's second term was a nightmare.
Republicans will try to do the same to Obama, but if he can keep his dick in his pants, and avoid any major international conflict, and keep us from going over the "fiscal cliff," then he will end on a high note.
I'm sick of YOU PEOPLE!
You're all a bunch of losers, and you're all cut off. Now get out of here, before I have all of YOU PEOPLE arrested!
Queen Ann, to Mitt's campaign staff
Thank you, r24, that was a very helpful reply and i appreciate it.
"I don't want the President to meet with Romney"
Why should a WINNER care about a LOSER!!!!!
I just can't stop grinning!!!!
R22, it's been a while since I've worked on a campaign, but we all got together a final time to eat or at least lift a few together and reminisce. It's an emotional time because it's hard to say goodby to people with whom you've worked that closely and intensely. When it comes to those you've bonded with, it's like condensing years of friendship into a few months. Others of course all of you hope you never see again but they know it and usually clear out fast.
If there was anything we needed to turn in, we could do it then if we were leaving town or weren't going to be available. I did that once because I had to leave as soon as it was over. I didn't like the candidate much by then and I wanted to be done with him. Usually headquarters is open for a while after the election to sort things out and at some point everyone wanders in to finish up and turn in anything they've got. It's all pretty informal because everyone is decompressing. There's always stuff that needs to be organized because the end of a campaign is major chaos.
I don't remember anyone ever asking for anything to be returned the night of the election. Romney effectively told them he thought they might steal from him if they had a chance. It was a major faux pas and a deliberate insult, something that would be remembered if he ever wanted to campaign again. You don't treat people like that after they've worked their butts off for you, it's simply not done. Anyway, if anyone was going to steal they would have done it by then. The whole thing speaks loudly to Romney's lack of character.
Sorry this was long-winded but I didn't know how to shorten it and have it make sense.
No wonder GOD didn't want Mitt to become the next President.
R24 Don't forget Richard Nixon. Had his shot in 1960. Loser.
Was rehabilitated 8 years later. Won two terms. Didn't really get to enjoy them.
Considering credit cards have limits, anyway, it was cheap and tacky, particularly for someone who can afford it ten times over. It's things like this that should clue people into his 'character' (or lack of), but it won't.
He knew those workers had already siphoned off money for themselves.
Actually they could hire the Willard to fix all the tax loopholes he used to make millions on the backs of middle class tax payers.
[quote] Once you are nominated by your party, either Republican or Democratic, you get ONE SHOT to win.
That didn't stop Richard Nixon
Things were different in 1960. Boy were they different.
You can never trust the help. We had a chauffeur that was always stealing canned salmon from the pantry.
I counted 6 cans last night
Maybe they wanted to make sure people didn't rack up a bunch of stuff before the could get those cards back.
We are talking Republicans here.
Romney's an evil ass but I hardly think he would be micromanaging his campaign (or its end) at this level.
Not all 'losers' fade into obscurity. IUf they have 1/2 a brain, they could found a hipster information Network or go work for a University.. .
or win an oscar....
Or a Nobel Peace Prize...
Oh, but wait- I didn't really lose did I— [italic]Never mind[/italic].
Well, I imagine they were all little Ayn Rand fans, so not accepting or expecting handouts is working out very well for them.
[quote]Once you are nominated by your party, either Republican or Democratic, you get ONE SHOT to win.
Ahem! Remember me?
I got 3 chances!
R15 is right. Those assholes wanted no handouts so let the sniveling fuckers find their own way home.
Serves them right.
What a peace of shit was a undecided votter that GOD i voted 4 oboma
Those who lay down with dogs ... wake up and have to pay for their trip back home out of their own pockets.
THE CRATE ON THE TOP IS TOO GOOD FOR YOU! Bad minion, bad!
Your work for a piece of fuck, you get fucked.
Just remember: Mitt's too selfish to wear a condom, so you get what's in his dick: diseased fuck.
Have a nice life!
Couldn't they get a loan from their parents?
You forgot ME!!
Mondale ran twice.
Dole ran about five times.
There has not been a successful run for re-nomination by either a Democrat or a Republican since Nixon in 1968.
So, in the last 40 years, for the two major parties, it has been one shot at the top of the ticket to win the Presidency and if you don't make it you are done.
As has been pointed out, there were a quite a few repeat candidates in the first 150 years of the country's history.
And to those listed above, I would add Grover Cleveland, who ran and won in 1884, lost in 1888, and reclaimed the White House in 1892.
Henry Clay, who ran twice for the White House, did so once as a Democrat and once as a Whig, so that is not exactly the same.
Bottom line: Romney is done. There is not a snowball's chance in hell of him ever getting the nomination at this point.
[quote]Romney's an evil ass but I hardly think he would be micromanaging his campaign (or its end) at this level.
Oh yes he would. When he was in charge of Dade International, he fined people who were late for meetings. When he ran the Salt Lake Olympics, he demanded officials traveling around the world to stay in cheaper (Marriott) hotels.
You have no idea what kind of manager Mitt Romney is.
He was of course on the board of Marriott at the time but nobody accused him of profiteering.