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A week after losing the presidential 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.”
Originally posted by Xcalibur254
Sorry Romney, there's more than just middle aged white people voting.
Originally posted by UberL33t
reply to post by Juggernog
Perhaps, but the part I find hard to believe is that they seem surprised by this. Aren't these the type of things that are supposed to be recognized during campaigning and then targeted?
Originally posted by solidguy
Americans have woken up and realized they can vote themselves "stuff".
Election turned into American Idol and JZ and Beyonce were the celebrity judges.