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Romney Campaign Accidentally Launches Transition Web Site 185

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from the post-jumping-the-gun dept.
stevegee58 writes "The Mitt Romney presidential campaign accidentally launched a transition website the day after the election. Sporting a 'President Elect' seal and a catchy new tagline ('Smaller, Simpler, Smarter') , the site was up briefly before the gaffe was discovered and the site taken down. Fortunately an alert blogger, Taegan Goddard, found the errant site and published some screen shots."
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Romney Campaign Accidentally Launches Transition Web Site

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  • Re:LOL (Score:4, Informative)

    by NotQuiteReal (608241) on Thursday November 08, 2012 @08:09PM (#41926515) Journal
    Not Florida, alone, but technically, the Electoral College ballots aren't counted until early in January.

    There is a bit more leeway than one would think, although the results, as they now stand are extremely unlikely to change.

    Most states electors are bound by law if they don't vote the way they have been tasked, however, electors in the following ttates are not bound by Law to cast their vote for a specific candidate:
    ARIZONA ARKANSAS DELAWARE GEORGIA IDAHO ILLINOIS INDIANA IOWA KANSAS KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MINNESOTA MISSOURI NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW JERSEY NEW YORK NORTH DAKOTA PENNSYLVANIA RHODE ISLAND SOUTH DAKOTA TENNESSEE TEXAS UTAH WEST VIRGINIA
  • Re:"Fortunately" (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 08, 2012 @08:42PM (#41926807)

    "Fortunately" a blogger captured this? Why exactly is this a fortunate thing?

    Because it's funny, and we'd like to see it? Not everything related to politics needs to be serious.

    Someone made a mistake, and you say it is a "fortunate" that they can now be made fun of because of it. Politics aside, let's simply not act like assholes please. Also, be thankful that your mistakes don't turn into Slashdot stories.

    Everything that is funny is at somebody's expense. That's not being an asshole. Not having a sense of humor and getting offended by it is being an asshole.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 08, 2012 @08:47PM (#41926869)

    So are Arizona and Idaho.

  • Re:"Fortunately" (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 09, 2012 @02:40AM (#41929399)

    " Maybe, just maybe, the stupidity of this is finally going to become apparent, and we can go back to having political arguments that are based on honest differences of opinion instead of Destroy The Enemy at All Costs crap.

    Do you really think Romney engaged in "Destroy The Enemy At All Costs"? He had a perfect chance to go after Obama on Benghazi, but chose not to. He could have gone after Obama on Fast & Furious but chose not to. Sure there were other things he attacked Obama on, but he also showed restraint.

    On the other hand Obama had ads claiming Romney caused a woman to die of cancer. There were countless lies about a non-existent "war on women" and of course who can forget Smilin' Joe and his "They're going to put y'all back in chains!" comment? Listen to Obama's own campaign advisers and they'll tell you that their plan was to attack Romney on everything they could -- they couldn't run on Obama's record, so they made the election about small things.

    The people have spoken (some more than once) and Obama won the election. Now the market has spoken, and it looks like the American people lost. The Dow Jones average is way down, multiple layoffs announced, etc. And this is before the 2nd term has even started. We've got over $16T in debt and they want to raise the debt ceiling again. We're headed "Forward" all right, right over the fiscal cliff.

    Sadly, the only thing Obama is any good at is campaigning.

  • by crazyjj (2598719) * on Friday November 09, 2012 @10:23AM (#41931429)

    If all of those red counties unite and choose to secede, they'll control a good chunk of the oil, coal and farmland.

    Yeah, that was a large part of the Confederate States of America's reasoning too. "We've got the cotton and farmlands! The yankees will surely fall before us!"

    Guess how that turned out.

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