Romney Adviser: We Lost Florida
Counting continues, but outcome looks certain
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2012 4:38 PM CST
Workers scan in absentee ballots at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

(Newser) – Three of Florida's big counties are still counting absentee ballots, but an adviser to Mitt Romney says it's all over: “We thought based on our polling and range of organization that we had done what we needed to win," Brett Doster tells the Miami Herald. "Obviously, we didn’t, and for that I and every other operative in Florida has a sick feeling that we left something on the table."

President Obama leads Romney by about 55,000 votes in the state, with the counting of absentees still under way in Broward, Palm Beach, and Duval counties, reports the Orlando Sentinel. But the Herald's Marc Caputo writes that Romney aide Doster is correct—there's not enough votes left in GOP areas for Romney to make up the difference. The official ruling may not come until Saturday, but bank on a final electoral count of 332-206.

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Nov 9, 2012 6:08 AM CST
As to why Romney lost, it is no secret that his entire agenda was one of utter sterility and uselessness. He said he had a plan to get the economy re-charged and to lower unemployment. Funny thing is, he never told us what it was! Well, in the spirit of the newly found cooperation of the RepubliCON party, let's hope he finally opens up and tells us all what that secret plan was. This way everybody benefits from his great wisdom which remains undisclosed to this day. It was also good to see Florida's Latino population finally see the light and for them to vote Democrat. For too long the RepubliCONs have fooled so many of them into thinking that their party of con artists was benefiting them in some way. But these liars never had any intention of benefiting Latinos, only in exploiting them. Plus the recent influx of Puerto Ricans into Florida has helped turn the two large southern counties (Miami-Dade & Broward) into solidly Democratic counties. Florida looks to be solidly Democratic in the near future. Hooray for Florida!!
Nov 9, 2012 3:53 AM CST
I wonder where Karl Rove is hiding at? I imagine there are a lot of millionaires and billionaires looking for him. $400 million in donations, for a 1% victory rate. Arizona won something I think. He promised a Romney victory to them. And 10 senate seats. I wonder if Crossroads GPS will be running ads in the next election? I also wouldnt be surprised if Rove wakes up in a ditch some night beaten to a pulp...
Nov 8, 2012 11:32 PM CST
Actually it's the 2000 vote that they're still counting down there. They'll be finished any decade now.