After all the hundreds of millions of dollars he spent on pollsters and political consultants, on election night Mitt Romney was taking his cues from Fox News:
Arriving at his suite in the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel, Romney received regular updates from his staff. He made small talk about the Patriots and the Celtics and played with his grandchildren. He was about to concede around 11:15 p.m when Republican strategist Karl Rove made his now-infamous appearance on Fox News Channel, insisting that his own network was wrong in calling Ohio for the president.
The concession call was canceled, followed by an hour of uncertainty. Then, after Fox executives dismissed Rove’s concerns and stood by the network’s projection, Romney said: Call the president.
Good thing Romney didn't really want to be president if this is the sort of information and analysis he relies upon to guide his decisions.
(And, I don't want to sound paranoid here, but the more I watch Rove's rant, the more he appears like somebody who thinks he knows something that everybody else doesn't know. It's as if something didn't happen in Ohio that he assumed would happen. Hmm. Wonder what that was?)