He was shocked because he and other insiders thought they could shove a Massuchusetts Liberal on their voters and they’d still turn out. Their models were based on assumptions everyone that voted McCain and maybe slightly more turn out for Romney. He thought Romney would win because he thought those same voters were still going to suck it up and turn out indefinitely. The insiders got a nasty surprise. McCain was bad, Romney was worse. If the totals are indeed below 2008 they have no one but themselves to blame. Them and the primary voters who were convinced that man was “electable”.
I would like to remind those that stayed home because Romney wasn't good enough that the man they helped reelect sat back and did nothing while our American soldiers and our ambassador were murdered.
Do you think the liberal Mitt Romney would have gave the order to stand down then turn around a leave for a campaign trip leaving Americans to be murdered? Then go on a two week tour of the US lying to the faces of the American people?
Do you think liberal Romney hates the 2nd amendment enough to provide thousands of guns to drug dealing murderers for the sole purpose of undermining the United Statses Constitution? At least 2 American's and hundreds of innocent Mexican citizens payed with their lives for this act of treason.
I hope those that stayed home are comfortable with this evil man at the helm of what's left of our nuclear arsenal cause he has a lot of "flexibility" now.