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Thursday, November 8, 2012

President-Elect Romney's Transition Website Briefly Went Online

Posted by on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Slog tipper Gale sent this Yahoo story about the Romney campaign's transitional website:

The site appeared online on Wednesday and was taken down—but not before Taegan Goddard, a blogger for Roll Call's Political Wire, captured screenshots, which included a "President Elect" seal, information about the inauguration, a fresh tagline ("Smaller, Simpler, Smarter") and a quote from the Republican nominee ("I'm excited about our prospects as a nation. My priority is putting people back to work in America.").

Go check out the screenshots and imagine yourself visiting this website in an alternate universe where Romney won. It'll make today extra-sweet. The bad news, though, is that by electing President Obama, we missed out on a bitchin' fireworks show.


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Well, he could have won, I guess. In an alternate universe, far far away. Where only White votes mattered.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on November 8, 2012 at 2:06 PM · Report this
I wonder what he means by "smaller, smarter," and "standing with our allies." I think this is the kind of stuff I heard twelve years ago. All I gotta say is thank god, man. Thank god.
Posted by floater on November 8, 2012 at 2:21 PM · Report this
So. Very. Disturbing. But I guess we should laugh, with relief.
Posted by Bugnroolet on November 8, 2012 at 2:23 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 4
This site is still up from four years ago too:
Posted by Urgutha Forka on November 8, 2012 at 2:28 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 5
In Sheldon Adelson's dreams.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 8, 2012 at 2:31 PM · Report this
But what i really would have liked to see was his proposed cabinet... shame.
Posted by Xtoph on November 8, 2012 at 2:31 PM · Report this
I like that he put up a website and booked a fireworks display, yet didn't write a concession speech.

And to think, he was supposed to be the brains of the party...
Posted by FonsieScheme on November 8, 2012 at 2:39 PM · Report this
originalcinner 8
He wouldn't miss $25K. That's chump change to Romney. He could have said, "OK, so I didn't win, but let's have the fireworks anyway, to thank the voters for being part of a great democracy. I'm not a sore loser, let the "you people" people have some fun".

The comments in the linked article say Kerry had, and cancelled, fireworks planned too. How come the winner never orders fireworks??
Posted by originalcinner on November 8, 2012 at 2:45 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 9
@7 - Apparently, Obama wrote a concession speech just in case. Wouldn't that be fascinating to see.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on November 8, 2012 at 2:47 PM · Report this

Romney won in the suburbs.

He is our King.

King Suburb.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on November 8, 2012 at 2:51 PM · Report this
sheepsclothing 11
'Smaller, Simpler, Smarter' - Corporate stench.

A glimpse of a truly horrible future that thankfully never came to be. Now, we just have to encourage Obama get progressive...
Posted by sheepsclothing on November 8, 2012 at 3:01 PM · Report this
emor 12
God, you're so annoying, Bailo. But I still read your irritating comments.
Posted by emor on November 8, 2012 at 3:04 PM · Report this
As has been noted on other sites, the "inauguration" photo on the Romney site, was lifted from Obama's first term inauguration.

Huh, ya'd think Romney's team would want to steal Reagan's inaug photo instead.
Posted by judybrowni on November 8, 2012 at 3:11 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 14
@10 ....and that's how he would have ruled. Like a King. Not as a democratically elected official.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on November 8, 2012 at 3:22 PM · Report this
robotbutler 15
You left out the best part! According to Gawker there is a statement that says anybody applying for a cabinet position or to work for the administration has to disclose their financial records & tax returns. Sweet Irony.
Posted by robotbutler on November 8, 2012 at 3:28 PM · Report this
He looks like all the bad presidents in movies look, on that website. He's the one who goes after the rogue hero.
Posted by STJA on November 8, 2012 at 3:35 PM · Report this
I am just imagining the good people of Boston reacting to a firework display over their city after Romney had lost their state by something like 23 points. Me thinks there would have been a pretty big protest going on by the end.
Posted by SantiagoFan on November 8, 2012 at 4:40 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 18
@10 - Come to the city. That's where the power resides. You'll like it, I swear.
Posted by Free Lunch on November 8, 2012 at 7:39 PM · Report this
Posted by venomlash on November 9, 2012 at 7:51 AM · Report this

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