DENVER — Hours before the polls closed Tuesday, GOP nominee Mitt Romney told CNN on his plane that he’s so confident in a win he’s only prepared a victory speech. Obama told FOX31 in an exclusive interview that he has prepared two speeches.
“I’ve only written one speech at this point,” Romney said, adding the text of that address was 1,118 words long.
“You always have two speeches prepared because you can’t take anything for granted,” Obama told FOX31 Denver political reporter Eli Stokols.
Saying “intellectually” he’s felt he was going to win the election for a long time, Romney said his final campaign stops in Ohio and Pittsburgh Tuesday gave him an emotional jolt as well that victory is within his grasp.
As for any campaign regrets, Romney said he had few.
“I’m very proud of the campaign we’ve run,” Romney said, adding that “no campaign is perfect, but we have put it all on the field. We left nothing in the locker room.”
Obama, meanwhile, told FOX31 that he is taking nothing for granted today.
“It is an extraordinary privilege to serve the people, whatever the office,” Obama said. “I have served as a state senator, a U.S. senator and now as the president. And each and every time I’ve been reminded that it is the people where power ultimately resides. I’m their representative, I’m their servant.”