08 November 2012 ~ 10 Comments

Setting the record straight on the Ohio call

After many people asked me if I agreed with Karl Rove’s challenge at the time Ohio was called for Obama on Tuesday night, I wanted to make sure my memory was correct. Here’s the transcript:

WALLACE: Now, Joe, we know Karl has a rooting interest. I think, at this point, he’s telling us the facts. But you don’t have a rooting interest for Mitt Romney. What do you think?

JOE TRIPPI: Look, when I had my last contact with the Obama folks, they thought that Florida was their best shot, that Virginia looked the shakiest and that Ohio, they were — they thought they were going to win but less sure of. And so you know — but when you look at these counties, you look at Hamilton County, Obama’s been winning it. There is still a lot out there. So I understand what Karl is saying, but if you look at some of these counties that are still left out there, there are votes, a lot of votes, left for Obama that could outnumber some of these suburban counties.

WALLACE: Could, not has.

TRIPPI: Well, but if the Decision Desk has looked at those and is looking at key precincts in those counties and projecting, that’s what they do. And we haven’t been able to go in and do that yet.

WALLACE: Karl?

10 Responses to “Setting the record straight on the Ohio call”

  1. Hugo Puya 12 November 2012 at 2:08 pm Permalink

    What I saw with Karl Rove on election night was a panicked individual who did not want to face his donors and simply ran out of lies to tell his donors regarding a well known fact to everyone else in the world knew, many weeks ago, that Romney had no chance of winning the Presidency.

  2. Charles 29 December 2012 at 1:36 am Permalink

    Looking back, Obama got Ohio!

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