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Mitt Romney's campaign cancels staff credit cards on election night
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Posted on 11/10/2012 12:55:13 PM PST by matt04

When Mitt Romney’s staffers tried to take cabs home after the Republican presidential nominee’s election night concession speech, they discovered a problem. According to NBC, the Romney campaign cancelled staffers’ campaign credit cards in the middle of the night.

NBC went on to report about the disassembling of the Romney campaign – but the anecdote about the credit cards has gone viral, getting picked up by the likes of Esquire and Forbes.

It’s not the only bit of quirky trivia reported on in the post-election coffee buzz. The Boston Globe discovered that Romney planned an eight-minute fireworks display over the Boston Harbor as part of his victory celebration. The Globe’s Glen Johnson reported, “The Romney show had a patriotic theme, heavy on red, white, and blue colors, and featured crowd-pleasing large chrysanthemum bursts.” After Romney’s concession, the show that never happened got dismantled and returned to the fireworks company.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; romney
Reading the comments, the libs have decided that that this is further proof that Romney would have been a horrible president because he doesn't care and is rich, or something like that.
1 posted on 11/10/2012 12:55:17 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

Not personal, just business. Hope all his loyal staffers got home ok.


2 posted on 11/10/2012 12:59:14 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: matt04
As time goes on, we're going to hear more stories like this indicating that Romney's campaign was run by a bunch of @ssholes who have no place in a Republican political campaign.

I'm hoping Election Night 2012 was the last time I'll see Karl Rove's face ... anywhere other than on the side of a milk carton.

3 posted on 11/10/2012 1:02:31 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: matt04

So my campaign donations were going for cab fare?


4 posted on 11/10/2012 1:06:36 PM PST by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: Jim Robinson

As of the second Mitt conceded, they would have had to shut the campaign down.

I am sure that any valid expense reports will be honored.


5 posted on 11/10/2012 1:10:42 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Alberta's Child
As time goes on, we're going to hear more stories like this

Did you think the MSM would NOT offer up the propoganda which conservatives seem to love to gobble up?

Look, for example, for legions of upcoming stories about Boehner which take every single soundbyte he ever uttered out of context. This of course will be used to sabotage House negotions because, of course, the dippy conservatives among us will believe every word.

6 posted on 11/10/2012 1:12:17 PM PST by what's up
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To: Never on my watch

Well you have to get people to where they are going. Perhaps they should walk or take high speed rail?


7 posted on 11/10/2012 1:14:05 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Alberta's Child
Yeah and those stories are much more important than those of Obama screwing our country over. Romney is the new Bush,
the new shiny toy don't focus on Obama and his new flexibility.

The joke is on the WHOLE country you and I included.

8 posted on 11/10/2012 1:15:47 PM PST by funfan
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To: matt04

***After Romney’s concession, the show that never happened got dismantled and returned to the fireworks company.***

Which means, the Obama win lost an American fireworks company big bucks!


9 posted on 11/10/2012 1:21:08 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: matt04

If true, it is unconscionable. Mitt has enough money and it is at least customary to wait until the next day before cancelling cards so people can get home and check out of their hotels.

However, I suspect that it wasn’t Mitt but some junior staffer to did this without approval and without thinking.


10 posted on 11/10/2012 1:21:39 PM PST by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: matt04

Does this matter at all?


11 posted on 11/10/2012 1:24:49 PM PST by sickoflibs (How long before cry-Boehner caves to O again? They took the House for what?)
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To: driftdiver
Perhaps they should walk or take high speed rail?

...or, how about pay their own way like all the volunteers do.

12 posted on 11/10/2012 1:28:13 PM PST by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: matt04

It is like firing all of the soldiers immediately after WWII and letting them find their own way home by themselves.


13 posted on 11/10/2012 1:31:13 PM PST by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Never on my watch

“So my campaign donations were going for cab fare?”

Transportation - it’s a valid business expense - and like good stewards when the task was done the money gets cut off.

That’s a good business model. And I’m sure they had ten bucks in thier pockets for cab fare for cryin’ out loud.


14 posted on 11/10/2012 1:31:33 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Never on my watch

Don’t believe a word of this drival. Libs just trying to make Romney look bad even to his campaign office. Wonder how much STIMULOUS money the liberal news received for positive reporting of Obama.


15 posted on 11/10/2012 1:32:02 PM PST by YukonGreen
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To: Never on my watch

Don’t believe a word of this drival. Libs just trying to make Romney look bad even to his campaign office. Wonder how much STIMULOUS money the liberal news received for positive reporting of Obama.


16 posted on 11/10/2012 1:32:13 PM PST by YukonGreen
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To: matt04

Good for him. No sense paying the people who betrayed him any longer than he had to. Their faulty advice cost him the race. I hope they enjoyed their walks.


17 posted on 11/10/2012 1:35:17 PM PST by redhead (Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number $16,000,000,000,000)
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To: YukonGreen

I can’t decide if this was prudent or if they should have waited until the end of the next day.

It certainly is the opposite of slathering your supporters with billions of dollars the way you know who does.


18 posted on 11/10/2012 1:41:49 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Never on my watch

If you hire someone then you should pay them. If you ask them to volunteer then its negotiable.


19 posted on 11/10/2012 1:47:44 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: matt04

I will say, I was getting many emails per day from the Romney campaign, right up until the polls closed. Then, they didn’t even send out a “thank you for your efforts on our behalf” email. I thought that was rather tacky.


20 posted on 11/10/2012 1:48:25 PM PST by Belle22
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Wow.........must be a slow news day.........


21 posted on 11/10/2012 1:54:50 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: redhead

BTTT!


22 posted on 11/10/2012 1:57:59 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: All
Mainstream media -- Heads we win, tails you lose.

If the Romney campaign hadn't canceled those credit cards, they'd be reporting on Romney spending campaign money after the election was over and how questionable that spending was. There would be many hints as to its probable illegality.

23 posted on 11/10/2012 2:02:56 PM PST by Bob
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To: driftdiver

There are strict rules which cover the use of campaign funds. The honest candidates I know follow them to the letter of the law. Had he not shut the campaign and everything associated with it, the media would also have had a heyday with it. No way for honest people to win.


24 posted on 11/10/2012 2:29:48 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: matt04

Unlike the Obutthead campaign which kept its credit cards open for the trips to every Chitown bar they could go to...whoopee.


25 posted on 11/10/2012 2:59:42 PM PST by matginzac
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To: Belle22
they didn’t even send out a “thank you for your efforts on our behalf” email...

In this afternoon's email inbox:

[xxx],

Ann and I cannot thank you enough for supporting and believing in our cause.

This was more than just a campaign -- this was a national movement.

Thank you for the work that you did -- going across neighborhoods to knock on doors and put up yard signs. Thanks for making phone calls, coming to rallies, donating funds, and convincing friends and family to join our team.

What's really inspiring is that you came together because you care about America.

We still believe that better days are ahead. It's up to us to rally together to renew America's promise and restore American greatness.

From the bottom of our hearts, Ann and I thank you for your support, prayers, efforts, and vote. We are forever grateful to each and every one of you.

Today's a new day. Keep believing in America.

Thank you and God bless America,

Mitt and Ann Romney

26 posted on 11/10/2012 3:16:27 PM PST by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: matt04

I seriously doubt this story is true. I had a family member that was well connected to the inside circle of the Romney campaign.

He states that this story is false. Romney is a very generous person.


27 posted on 11/10/2012 3:26:53 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: matt04

It’s Time to Dismantle Air Romney

By Nick Summers
November 06, 2012 5:40 PM EST

After Election Day, the work of tearing down a presidential campaign begins. Field offices are dismantled. Bunting and balloons are junked. And a small company in Michigan gets back its airplane. After the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney toured the country in a personalized McDonnell Douglas MD-83. The tail fin sported his logo and the headrest on his seat was embroidered with “The Gov.” The plane is operated by USA Jet Airlines, a subsidiary of privately held Active Aero Group, with headquarters in Belleville, Mich. Before another client can fly tail number N949NS, it must first be de-Romneyized....

http://mobile.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-06/how-to-de-romneyize-an-airplane


28 posted on 11/10/2012 3:48:19 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: 23 Everest

Wouldn’t surprise me. Despite the loss, the MSM/Dems will continue to go after Romney because they see him as a threat.


29 posted on 11/10/2012 3:55:00 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

Well, America fired Romney’s staff.
The campaign was over.

They shouldn’t criticize Romney.


30 posted on 11/10/2012 4:21:34 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: C210N

Because of you I checked my email.
I have received a thank you email also!!!!

How sweet :)

(I’m tearing up again....)


31 posted on 11/10/2012 4:35:53 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
(I’m tearing up again....)

I read that as "I'm tearing [it] up again...", as in rip-rip, but them I'm taking the results hard. I'm bitter. And Fearful...

32 posted on 11/10/2012 4:42:45 PM PST by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Grams A

Remember the 10 felonies rule.

You create so many rules and laws that everyone commits 10 felonies per day....If they want you in jail, they easily have the grounds to arrest you.


33 posted on 11/10/2012 5:15:10 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: C210N

Thank you, that’s great to see. God Bless them. I came to see that they are good, decent people who love America. I already knew that about Ryan. What a tragedy that an electorate so misled and shallow could not see what this country needed.


34 posted on 11/10/2012 5:44:41 PM PST by Belle22
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To: C210N

I know what you mean.
I’m praying for a miracle. It’s about the only positive thing I can think of right now.


35 posted on 11/10/2012 5:48:01 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
As a case in point of what we're up against, I asked a close relative who he voted for. He told me "0bama, but I was really hoping the other guy would win". Sheer lunacy - this is 'rat rationale we're up against.
36 posted on 11/10/2012 5:50:52 PM PST by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Jim Robinson

Maybe the staffers were not so loyal if they are going to the commie press with this story in an effort to smear Romney. As usual.


37 posted on 11/10/2012 6:06:10 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim wrote: Not personal, just business. Hope all his loyal staffers got home ok.

Which side of your post is the joke, or are neither/both?


38 posted on 11/11/2012 9:11:57 AM PST by Kenneth J. Conner (Rezko for Radicals)
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