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Advisor: Romney Was ‘Shellshocked” After Loss

Perhaps nothing helps a post-election hangover better than lapping up all of the tea being spilled from the losing side.

News of the fallout from the Romney campaign continues.

Although there’s no word about how Romney staff members whose credit cards were canceled got home Tuesday night, there is news about their boss’ response to the loss:

Their emotion was visible on their faces when they walked on stage after Romney finished his remarks, which Romney had hastily composed, knowing he had to say something. Both wives looked stricken, and Ryan himself seemed grim. They all were thrust on that stage without understanding what had just happened. “He was shellshocked,” one adviser said of Romney. Romney and his campaign had gone into the evening confident they had a good path to victory, for emotional and intellectual reasons. The huge and enthusiastic crowds in swing state after swing state in recent weeks -not only for Romney but also for Paul Ryan -bolstered what they believed intellectually: that Obama would not get the kind of turnout he had in 2008.

Read more at CBSNews.

Was Romney delusional or did he really have a chance at winning?

Now that we’ve seen how handily President Obama won re-election, was the tightness of the race purely a media creation?

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