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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Newsmax's Kessler Gives American Crossroads A Pass on Election Failures
Topic: Newsmax

Ronald Kessler uses a Nov. 15 Newsmax article to allow Stephen Law, head of the American Crossroads super PAC, to spin away the election results by insisting that they "do not represent a seismic shift but show Republicans need to work harder at wooing certain population groups."

Curiously, Kessler doesn't bring Crossroads' own dismal election record, other than to note that "Between American Crossroads and its affiliate American Crossroads GPS, Law put nearly $200 million into beating Obama."

In fact, Crossroads failed across the board. According to the Sunlight Foundation,  only 1.29 percent of the $104 million American Crossroads spent ended in the desired result, while about 41 percent of the $70 million Crossroads GPS ended in the desired result. None of that money, by the way, resulted in winning candidates.

Rather than holding Law's organization accountable, Kessler let him spin away and blame Romney's loss in part on demographic changes, the failure to defend Romney against the Obama campaign's early depiction of him, and failure to breach Obama's "likability firewall."

Needless to say, Kessler remains silent on his pre-election prediction of a Romney landslide.


Posted by Terry K. at 2:23 PM EST

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