The top story on the front page of RedState is a piece entitled "The Romney Campaign was a Consultant Con Job." It goes on to describe an organization that was one part Bain Capital and on part Lehman Brothers, with Mitt Romney as a clueless CEO type who had no idea that his entire business was built on false numbers as part of a giant fleecing by rogue operators out to make a buck for themselves. If it were better written with a sense of humor, it could have been penned by Matt Taibi.
The piece claims " consultants essentially used the Romney campaign as a money making scheme, forcing employees to spin false data as truth in order to paint a rosy picture of a successful campaign as a form of job security."
Check it out:
Update: It was suggested to me that I edit this diary to include quotes from the comments section of the Redstate article. Having read through them I am quite flabbergasted. Some are just sad, like the person who says "I donated to the Romney campaign. Not much, but it was what a could afford. I think it came out to about $300. That's grocery money to feed my family. That's gas money to get my kids to school and for me to get to work."
Or surprisingly and suddenly self-aware: "Yet more evidence that we have been living in fantasyland for too long now. I don't want to hear that this is all Romney's fault, or all the campaign's fault. The simple fact is that in the run-up to this election, we were fed a steady diet of lies, from all our "loyal" sources. We need to hold not only the Romney campaign accountable, but also the conservative press (specifically the Murdoch press - Fox was the worst of the bunch), and the establishment talking heads like Karl Rove and Peggy Noonan"
And some of it is just hilarious. The comments start with a disagreement over what the central message of Romney's campaign was. There is the suggestion that liberal moles deliberately wrote malfunction software with the fact that most software developers live in CA.
And then there is just the usual stupid, like someone blaming campaign manager Steve Schmidt.