Mitt Romney Concedes Florida

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As we said yesterday, it was pretty impossible for Mitt Romney to catch up to Obama here in Florida, even as close as the tally was.

And, apparently, the Mittbot and his campaign agree and have officially conceded Florida.

Florida's 29 electoral votes gives Obama a 332 to 206 lead over the RoboRomney.

Exhale, Florida. WE DIDN'T TOTALLY RUIN AN ELECTION! 

Says Florida Romney campaign head Brett Doster, via statement:

"The numbers in Florida show this was winnable. We thought based on our polling and range of organization that we had done what we needed to win. 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. I can assure you this won't happen again."

Even though the final tally means nothing because Obama already gained the electoral votes to be declared the winner, this is still a pretty big deal.

Aside from the usual Florida clusterfucking of the votes (that's how we roll!), the big news here is Florida has gone to Obama twice now, in 2008 and now in 2012.

Does this mean Florida is now to be considered a "purple state" going forward?

It's tough to tell. But Obama won the Hispanic vote here, and that's a pretty big deal.

Earlier today, Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina, told reporters that they expected the president to be "the official winner of Florida" sometime today.

The final tally is expected to be certified on November 20.

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IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

Think someone can get Mitt to concede Allen West while he is at it?

Alex Henderson
Alex Henderson

It was too much negative billboards, not anything left on the table...when you leave poop on the table...everyone walks away except those that pooped...that's how i feel

ChazStevensGenius
ChazStevensGenius

Welcome aboard to Socialism, Day Three.

Get ready for free cell phones, government handouts, a Greek style implosion (heavy on the Ouzo, light on the anal buggering), a turn away from Freedom Fries back to French Fries, and of course...

Having to deal with a Muslim, Kenyan, Ivy League Educated, Liberal Loving, God Hating black/white feller in charge.

That is all.

Carry on. Semper Fi.

loleewash
loleewash

 @ChazStevensGenius

 Amen ,, and to think that this is what the American people prefer to Republicans.

Damn the repubs must have truly sucked,, what, you say they sucked on a historic level. They sucked sooo bad that the American (white) people elected a BLACK MAN,,,, TWICE.  Thats sucking Allen West style (pun intended).

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