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Romney: Obama’s ‘gifts’ to key demographics helped him win
5 years ago

Mitt Romney, on a call with top donors on Wednesday, referred to some of the policies enacted under the Obama administration as “gifts” that helped him win young, minority and low-income voters. 

Here’s The New York Times’s account of the call

“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.”


According to that account and another in the Los Angeles Times, Romney also apologized to donors and said he was surprised by the loss.

Just a few hours earlier, Obama said in his news conference that he hoped to meet with Romney to discuss ideas for ways they could work together. 

Romney’s knack for inspiring Twitter fodder didn’t end with the election. Here are a few choice tweets, including some from the buzzing hashtag #obamagifts:

5 years ago

I think the biggest difference that gave obama all the votes was FRAUD!!! All of those stolen votes!!! How can anyone claim a win when it's done by fraud!?!?

This post was modified from its original form on 14 Nov, 23:47
5 years ago

I can't look through rose colores glasses on this, like the Obama voters. They know there was fraud, know it through and through. Big time fraud. And don't care, so are therefore happy about the fact that our military ballots were sent out late, against fed law, that plane that caught on fire,-happy about it. All that is about as Unamerican as one can get also. There was no real election. And we still have no real POTUS.

5 years ago

Voter fraud.....and no doubt some of the new voter registrations the thugs went after, I'm sure were gotten with gifts.....cigarettes, money, food stamps....who knows....maybe even drugs....that's how they work.   We all knew what was going on before the election....and deep down....we all knew what the turn out was going to be.....we were just hoping more honest people would come out and vote for Romney to defeat the fraud.....but that was impossible.....I will not trust this administration with anything they have done since 2008.....and now we are stuck with them for four more years.....and look how it has started out....scandals, lies and deaths.....what next can we look forward too.....maybe that's obama's forward.....more corruption!!!!

5 years ago

It has been his goal since he first knew he would run for the presidency-remember the mailman who said Obama told him he was going to be p_ _ _ _ _ _ _t one day? So, he knew before he uttered those words. America has been duped. Votes didn't count in this or last election. It was just a way of letting people think their vote counted, going through the motion. There has never been a maybe with Obama and team. All planned.

5 years ago

As far as I am concerned Romney won that election fair and square if you take all of Obamas fraud out of it!!! Obama would have lost big time if there had been no fraud!!!!!!

5 years ago

I really get tired of all these talking heads that say romeny lost this election because of this or that or something else and then Bill O'Reilly has the gall to say Romeny deserved to lose this election because he didn't do this or that or this or that!?!? Bill...STUFF IT!!!!! Romeny lost because of all the fraud!!!!!!!! PLAIN AND SIMPLE!!

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