Ann Romney: ‘We Expected to Win’

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney greet supporters during a campaign rally at George Mason University on November 5, 2012 in Fairfax, Virginia.

Mitt Romney hit the “panic button” at about 8 pm on Election Day 2012, according to wife Ann Romney.

“We expected to win,” she said.

But Karl Rove, whose super-PAC had invested millions in the failing election campaigns of other party candidates, told him “Don’t give up.”

This is the wife of the 2012 Republican nominee for president’s readout of the night her husband lost his race with President Barack Obama, as Ann Romney recalled it all on CBS News’ “This Morning,” uh, this morning.

Mitt Romney isn’t angry about his defeat, she said, but rather frustrated. And the campaign, of course, was an “extraordinary experience.”

Love reading Mark Knoller’s scrolling tweets, he of the CBS News fold:



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