Hardball | November 08, 2012
>>> back to "hardball." now to the "sideshow." well, the lest narrative is not over really until you get the election roundup from the late night scene. first, jon stewart and stephen colbert taking on the results and karl rove 's slow march to the real zaths that president obama had won.
>> do you believe that ohio has been settled?
>> no, i don't.
>> is this just math that you do as a republican to make yourself feel better or is this real?
>> here is what happened. i just want to get it straight, karl, very quickly. are you lying to yourself? or to the millions of viewers? math you do as a republican to make yourself feel better is a much better slogan for fox than the one they have now.
>> just because obama won these blue states up here, he's the president of all of them now? look, romney won all that red stuff. why don't we elect our president on square footage ? obama won, america is done, it's over. jimmy, roll the credits.
>> anyway, then there's the question, what did mitt romney say to president obama during the concession phone call ? jimmy fallon had some ideas.
>> hello, president obama .
>> all right.
>> is this your concession call or are you still busy watching fox news?
>> no, no. this is my concession call. congratulations, blah, blah, blah, you did it.
>> hey, hey, hey, now, everything okay? seem a little down.
>> just that i really wanted to be president. i was going to create 12 million jobs.
>> well, look, look, buck up. you created one job, except it was for me.
>> all right, very funny. you got me. you know, i can laugh at myself. ha, ha, ha.
>> one last incarnation of the romney laugh. also, any clue what this post election tweet from a blogger with the atlantic politics wire is getting at? quote, it's perfectly reasonable to plan a transition after election but we rarely see one -- see what the loser was planning. here goes, if you had followed the link posted in the tweet there, you would have found yourself at the presidential transition website for president-elect mitt romney after he lost. that's right. here is the what could have been home page that mistakenly went public. even a quote from the not president-elect and the day for inauguration day listed there at the bottom. the site was eventually yanked but not before the content got out.
>>> as for what really went down post election for the members of the romney staff we have this nugget from garrett, the nbc news romney campaign embed. quote, you're not going to believe this. quote, from the moment mitt romney stepped off stage tuesday night, 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. fiscal lly conservative, sighed one aide the next day. i hear he lost his secret service protection that night, too.