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Romney to Donors: Obama Won Because of "Gifts" to Minorities

Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 4:07:32 pm

This should really come as no surprise; it's totally consistent with the messages of the Romney campaign, which made it a prime tenet that there was a segment of America that just wanted "free stuff." Romney even had the gall to say this to the NAACP when he addressed them (and was booed for it), so it's no big secret that he feels this way.

But still -- douchebag to the bitter end: Romney Reflects on His Loss in Call With Campaign Donors.

Mitt Romney told his top donors Wednesday that his loss to President Obama was a disappointing result that neither he nor his top aides had expected, but said he believed his team ran a "superb" campaign with "no drama," and attributed his rival's victory to "the gifts" the administration had given to blacks, Hispanics and young voters during Obama's  first term.

Obama, Romney argued, had been "very generous" to blacks, Hispanics and young voters. He cited as motivating factors to young voters the administration's plan for partial forgiveness of college loan interest and the extension of health coverage for students on their parents' insurance plans well into their 20s. Free contraception coverage under Obama's healthcare plan, he added, gave an extra incentive to college-age women to back the president.