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Romney Speaks About Loss, Blames It on Obama Wooing People with 'Gifts and Initiatives'

Mitt Romney conducted a "spin and grin" call (desribed that way by someone who dialed in) today and spoke for the first time about his election loss, the NYT reports:

Concession_romneyIn 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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  1. Yeah, you just keep telling yourself that Mitt. Comfort yourself with excuses for your failed campaign. Go right ahead. You'll be forgotten soon enough.

    Posted by: James | Nov 15, 2012 5:21:26 PM

  2. It looks like the Mormon Magic Underwear failed him this time. Maybe Romney should change to Jockey very-brief Briefs. You know; Something more Main Stream.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Nov 15, 2012 7:23:44 PM

  3. Millard is the embodiment of what the 1% think of us regular folks, as the repugs found out, outside is where they will remain until they come to us regular folks with apologies and sound ideas.

    Posted by: DC Arnold | Nov 16, 2012 7:43:08 AM

  4. It has been said - "God works in mysterious ways." It has been said - "God knows what evil lies in the hearts of Men". I suspect the man with the magic underwear forgot some things about his God.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Nov 16, 2012 8:42:41 PM

  5. Perhaps Mittens has a point... OR maybe Mittens and his stupid policies sucked and the Real Patriotic Voters did not want this imbecile in office?

    Posted by: mmike1969 | Nov 20, 2012 3:20:26 PM

  6. screw all you people !!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by: dave | Mar 3, 2013 4:48:35 PM

  7. his comments were all true.

    even the fact that they worked in 'wooing' voters with the entitlement mentality; that is truth, whether you accept it or not.

    Posted by: irwin | Mar 3, 2013 5:15:52 PM

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