Nov. 8, 2012 at 12:48 PM ET
Before the election, Mitt Romney's staff prepared a transition website, in case the former Republican nominee was elected president of the United States. And even though Romney didn't win the election, the site saw the light of day — for a few moments anyway.
"I'm excited about our prospects as a nation," a quote, attributed to Romney, declared on the site's main page. "My priority is putting people back to work in America." There were details for prospective applicants, who wanted a position with the administration, as well as a rundown of the inauguration process.
Some are jumping to make jokes about the fact that Romney's staff had this transition website ready, but let's be realistic: This kind of preparation is far from unusual. Accidentally making the site live, even for a few minutes, though — that's the mistake.
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