Skip to comments.Romney Dings Obama for 'Gifts' to Minority Voters
Posted on 11/14/2012 5:19:58 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Romney Dings Obama for 'Gifts' to Minority Voters By Devin Dwyer | ABC OTUS News 2 hrs 21 mins ago
President Obama today heaped praise on his defeated rival, GOP nominee Mitt Romney, saying the former governor's record and ideas "could be very helpful" in shaping policy over the next four years
"My hope is, before the end of the year that we have a chance to sit down and talk," Obama told reporters in his first post-election press conference.
But even as Obama extended something of an olive branch - which some skeptics saw as disingenuous - Romney was reportedly accusing the president of doling out "gifts" to minority voters to curry their support for a second term.
"The President's campaign focused on giving targeted groups a big gift-so he made a big effort on small things," Romney told donors on a conference call, first reported by Maeve Reston of the L.A. Times. "Those small things, by the way, add up to trillions of dollars."
Romney claimed Obama had been "very generous" to blacks, Hispanics and younger voters, according to the Times, insisting that the policy decisions had been a decisive factor in high turnout that tipped the scale against him.
"I am very sorry that we didn't win. I know that you expected to win," Romney reportedly said. "We expected to win . It was very close, but close doesn't count in this business."
Several participants on the call confirmed to ABC News the account and quotes presented by the L.A. Times.
Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod responded to the "gifts" remark by accusing Romney of "still looking at America through that 47 percent prism."
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Gutsy... oops... would have been gutsy to say that before the election
Romney, please go away. We only voted for you because you were foisted upon us, but we did our best and you blew it.
A request to the “undocumented” fraction of our soon to be hispanic plurality: If you’ve brought needed skills into the US, “Live long and prosper.” If you’ve brought only need, I’m sure our generous population will at least give you food stamps, as long as we can also provide food. But rich or poor, skilled or not, it will be good for both you and me to close our borders, mine and now yours, because if your relatives come, and their relatives come, they, you, and I will all soon wrestle with trying to hold back a flood of african and asian islamics. They “convert” people with “swords” that are really daggers, only suitable for back stabbing. Welcome to Paradise!
You have a problem with the unvarnished truth?
Romney, please go away.Thank you Livius
Zer0 beat Romney in all of the key battleground states. Were you in one of them?
Yes, I live in Florida.
Ouch, that really, really hurts, I bet.
I am so done with Mitt Romney. Do us a favor a disappear, Willard.
geez he did say it before -47% !! Romney was not only a poor cnadidate he is a piss poor salesman and worse he is not whinnninggggg - poor me. Geez give it a rest you didn’t do a good job of selling one idea. He had no elevator speech, he would never have gotten an investor on Shark Tank. /rant off
With all the credible sounding reports of voter fraud, “Zer0 beat Romney”, depends on what the meaning of beat is.
Exactly. Zero didn’t “win” an election. He is lawless. In his small mind he is “above” the law. In a dictatorship he would right. Here we have law above man even in almost half of us don’t understand what this means. To say you are above the law here is Evil. To follow lawless leaders here is evil. We have a Christian Duty to resist Evil. I don’t think it gets clearer than this.
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Tell me about the Obama campaign media blitz.