Romney Blames Loss On Obama’s ‘Gifts’ To Minorities And Young Voters

Source: Ashley Parker / The Caucus / The  New York Times

A week after losing the election to President Obama, Mitt Romney blamed his overwhelming electoral loss on what he said were big “gifts” that the president had bestowed on loyal Democratic constituencies, including young voters, African-Americans and Hispanics.

In a conference call on Wednesday afternoon with his national finance committee, Mr. Romney said that the president had followed the “old playbook” of wooing specific interest groups — “especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people,” Mr. Romney explained — with targeted gifts and initiatives.

“In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups,” Mr. Romney said.

“With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift,” he said. “Free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. And then, finally, Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents’ plan, and that was a big gift to young people. They turned out in large numbers, a larger share in this election even than in 2008.”

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  • RoboNiner

    Looks like Mitt is still suffering from Romnesia.

  • Rick

    And this little piggy went… “Wee wee wee” all the way home… This guy makes Sarah Palin look good!

  • Hey Mitt,
    That’s called running the country for the people and not for the corporations. Opps, I forgot they are people too my friend.

  • Romney is a lie every day I got email from Obama campaign asking for money and I sent it most of the time. I gave to him he gave me nothing but good Leadership.

  • Romney’s insults are what likely caused him to lose! This guy is of a “special breed”…He needs a timeout corner! Bad competitor = sore loser!