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Republicans just can't get their heads around the fact that Democrats can win elections

Niall O'Dowd

Published 03/11/2015 | 02:30

Most Americans believe disasters happen all the time in foreign policy. Polls show that they did not, after all, believe that Hillary Clinton was acting in a criminal fashion
Most Americans believe disasters happen all the time in foreign policy. Polls show that they did not, after all, believe that Hillary Clinton was acting in a criminal fashion

A few days before the 2012 election, Republican candidate Mitt Romney's political director issued a memo stating categorically: "The race is unmistakably moving in Mitt Romney's direction."

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It was just one of several memos floating around from Romney's staff with premature predictions of victory.

On his last flight back to his base in Boston, Romney assured the media on board that internal party polls had him ahead and he would run out a narrow but definite victor. There was even talk of cabinet roles.

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