Some not so final election stuff

9 Nov

Mitt Romney had planned to celebrate his election victory with an eight-minute fireworks display over Boston Harbor.

A permit had been filed with the City of Boston that said the show could happen any time between 7:00 pm Tuesday, just after the first polls closed, and 12:30 am Wednesday, which ended up being just before Romney conceded the race.

We’re sorry we missed it.

Of all the indignities involved in losing a presidential race, none hits harder than the sudden emptiness of your entourage.

The Secret Service detail guarding Governor Romney since February 1st disappeared quickly.

Romney rode in a 15-car motorcade to the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston for his concession speech.
He rode in a single-car motorcade back across the Charles River to Belmont.

His son, Tagg, did the driving.
The Secret Service had gone home.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney was “shellshocked” at losing the presidential race, an adviser tells CBS News.

“They thought intensity and enthusiasm were on their side this time – poll after poll showed Republicans were more motivated to vote than Democrats – and that would translate into votes for Romney.

As a result, they believed the public/media polls were skewed – they thought those polls oversampled Democrats and didn’t reflect Republican enthusiasm. They based their own internal polls on turnout levels more favorable to Romney.

Yes, that was a grave miscalculation.

And finally – Bobby McDonald learned the hard way that every vote counts.

McDonald finished in a dead heat with Olivia Ballou for the sixth and final seat on the Walton, Kentucky City Council.

Each candidate ended up with 669 votes.

Turns out his wife never made it to the polls to cast her ballot for him.

Don’t tell anyone that their vote doesn’t count.

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