Mitt Romney still can't accept the fact that he lost the election because he's a bloated, disloyal, cold-fish, flip-flopper who thinks that half of the nation doesn't take personal responsibility and wants to sponge off of the government. Now, he's blaming the Republican primary debates and the television stations that ran them.
These comments were made in the same telephone call to donors where he stated that Obama had won because he had given "gifts" to certain constituencies. Romney also said in this phone call that the debates were the problem. "We had 20 Republican debates, that was absolutely nuts," he said. "It opened us up to gaffes and to material that could be used against us in the general, and we were fighting these debates for a year, and the incumbent president just sat back and laughed." Of course, you can't argue with the fact that Republicans are going to make gaffes if you put a television camera on them and a microphone in front of them, as Romney well knows himself, but how does the news media fit into that?
Romney said that the television networks that hosted the debates were against the party to start with. He said next time, that the GOP has to "agree that we're gonna do, you know, I don't know, eight debates, and we're gonna, we're gonna do one a month, and we're gonna pick stations that are reasonable, it's not all gonna be done by CNN and NBC, alright, I mean we're gonna try and guide this process so that it's designed to showcase the best of our people as opposed to showcasing liberals beating the heck out of us."
The scariest part of this entire quote is that there might be a next time of Mitt Romney running for President.
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Gabriel Legend covers current events for Gather News, and writes horror fiction as well. He is participating in this year's National Novel Writing Month Challenge. You can follow him on Twitter (@GabeLegend).