More than any other major figure on the right, Steve Bannon stuck his neck out for Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race. Whether it was out in public at campaign rallies, or behind-the-scenes where he reportedly lobbied Sean Hannity not to call for Moore to withdraw, the Breitbart chairman did everything he possibly could to get the former Alabama Supreme Court Judge elected to the U.S. Senate.
Of course, Bannon’s efforts went for naught as Moore went down to defeat at the hands of Democrat Doug Jones. Wednesday on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily, Bannon — unlike his preferred candidate, who still hasn’t conceded — acknowledged the defeat and praised his rival.
“I mean, one thing you gotta give a hats off to — The DNC came in here, slipped in here underneath the radar, and did an amazing job of organizing,” Bannon said. “What’s my favorite word? Ground game. Nice ground game. Hey. You gotta give the devil its due.”
Bannon’s post-election diagnosis? His side simply didn’t put in enough effort to get the victory.
“I tell people every day. There’s no magic wand, you’re going to have to outwork people,” Bannon said. “If you get outworked, you’re going to lose. And, I gotta tell ya, their ability to get out votes, that’s what it comes down to.”
Perhaps it would’ve helped if the candidate had, you know, actually showed his face in public occasionally before election day.
Listen above, via SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily.
[featured image via screengrab]
Follow Joe DePaolo (@joe_depaolo) on Twitter
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org