Adviser: Romney ‘Shellshocked’

    BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 07: Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, waves to the crowd before conceding the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. After voters went to the polls in the heavily contested presidential race, networks projected incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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    Between the accidental victory site post and single speech preparation, it’s pretty clear Mitt Romney did not expect to lose the presidential race. But as it became obvious that President Barack Obama was going to keep his position Tuesday night, one Romney adviser described the realization that they weren’t going to win as a “sucker punch.” Another adviser told CBS Romney “was shellshocked” by the loss, and was thrust onstage for his concession speech before he had a chance to fully process what had happened. According to an aide, both Ann Romney and Janna Ryan cried after realizing the imminent loss. “We went into the evening confident we had a good path to victory,” said a senior adviser. “I don’t think there was one person who saw this coming.”

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