Over the years, I’ve been on the inside of quite a few major political campaigns. For months you live, eat, breathe and sleep it … and then, sometimes, you lose. Often it happens in the split second you get a look at the first printout of returns. It’s crushing. It’s just awful.
And so I was amazed to read that on election night, after President Obama had been declared the winner, a number of top Romney aides discovered that their campaign credit cards had already been cancelled when they tried to pay for the cabs that took them back to their Boston hotels.
“Fiscally conservative”, one staffer ruefully commented to a TV reporter.
What a shabby way to treat the people who have fought and bled for you.