Obama carried the Sunshine State by 55,825 votes — close but not close enough for a recount to make any difference and the Mitt Romney campaign Thursday admitted they lost but said they could have won if they has just tried harder.
“The numbers in Florida show this was winnable,” Romney Florida advisor Brett Doster told Capitol Hill Blue in a statement. “We thought, based on our polling and range or organization that we had done what we needed to do. Obviously, we didn’t.”
In the end, it didn’t matter. Florida didn’t have enough electoral votes to change the outcome of the election and the official voting by the Electoral College is the last thing remaining to bring the long, nasty 2012 Presidential campaign to an end.