Mitt Romney’s team mistakenly released a draft of his 'victory' website, after the former Massachusetts governor lost the election to President Obama Tuesday night.
(View the site here.)
The top left of the page says, “President Elect” and there is a picture of Romney with the American flag behind him on the right side of the page. On the bottom of the page is the phrase, “Smaller, Simpler, Smarter. Believe in America.”
“I’m excited about our prospects as a nation. My priority is putting people back to work in America,” Romney says in a quote on the site’s home page.
The site even states the date of Romney’s inauguration, Jan. 21, 2013, if he had been elected president.
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The site was created prior to election night, and Romney had admitted on election day that though “nothing is certain in politics,” he had not written a concession speech.
He did end up losing the election to President Obama, who was re-elected for a second term with 303 electoral votes. During his concession speech, Romney said, in part, “I believe in America. I believe in the people of America. And I ran for office because I''m concerned about America.
This election is over, but our principles endure. I believe that the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurgent economy and to a renewed greatness.
Like so many of you, Paul and I have left everything on the field. We have given our all to this campaign. I so wish ... I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader, and so Ann and I join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation.”
Though Romney’s victory site was quickly taken down, Taegan Goddard of PoliticalWire.com took screenshots while the site was live.