Trent Lott to Mitt — “I Told You So”

One of the raps on the Romney campaign both in 2008 and this time around is that it is very insular, with a tight-knit group in Massachusetts making all the decisions and not listening to those outside the small inner circle, even when they have relevant expertise and wise advice.  Say, for example, Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi, a Romney supporter and surrogate, who might just know a little bit more about his state than folks sitting around the North End of Boston.

Lott expressed some of his frustration to CNN* today:

“He [Lott] also said Romney and his allied super PAC miscalculated by showering voters with negative ads and phone calls.

“‘You better be very careful in Mississippi if you go negative,’ Lott said.  ‘It tends to backfire.'”

Translation — I warned those clueless Yankees not to go negative, they wouldn’t listen to me, and they came in third.

*  “Republicans to Romney:  Fix your message,” Peter Hamby, CNN

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