As we continue to be bombarded by hyperbolic memos about the state of Florida’s gubernatorial race, take a moment to read what was written in 2012 by Mitt Romney’s political director Rich Beeson on the eve of the presidential election:
“The firewall that I think they talked about was Iowa, Wisconsin, and Ohio,” Beeson told reporters. “Right now their firewall is burning.”
Um, Barack Obama won Iowa by six points, Wisconsin by seven, and Ohio by two.
About Florida, Beeson outlined the campaign’s early voting statistics there, saying, “We will win Florida by double digits on Election Day.”
How’d that work out for Beeson and Co.?
Keep Beeson’s words in mind the next time you read a memo from Rick Scott strategist Tim Saler predicting the end of the world for Charlie Crist and Florida Democrats.