I am now officially waiting for my gift...
In a conference call with fund-raisers and donors to his campaign, Mr. Romney said Wednesday afternoon that the president had followed the “old playbook” of using targeted initiatives to woo specific interest groups — “especially the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people.”
“In each case, they were very generous in what they gave to those groups,” Mr. Romney said, contrasting Mr. Obama’s strategy to his own of “talking about big issues for the whole country: military strategy, foreign policy, a strong economy, creating jobs and so forth.”
Mr. Romney’s comments in the 20-minute conference call came after his running mate, Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, told WISC-TV in Madison on Monday that their loss was a result of Mr. Obama’s strength in “urban areas,” an analysis that did not account for Mr. Obama’s victories in more rural states like Iowa and New Hampshire or the decrease in the number of votes for the president relative to 2008 in critical urban counties in Ohio.
“With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest was a big gift,” Mr. Romney 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.”
Actually, I'm not waiting for anything, we got a gift November 6 when the world was told that NO, we aren't electing a sour bitter greedy nasty man and his younger mini me who seems to think the only reason they lost is because older white men didn't vote for them.
You want to know why Mitt Romney lost? He's Mitt Romney. You know why conservatism is failing in this country: It doesn't take responsibility any more, It only blames. It's always the poor, the blacks, the immigrants, the women -- the lessor among THEM that are to blame. They've blamed this loss on everything from Bid Bird to the weather, and never once -- not once -- has anyone one of these people, from Mitt and Ryan, to Fox news pundits and campaign advisors -- have they taken a look at themselves and thought: Hey -- maybe it was Mitt being Mitt that is the problem.
You know what? It's not a playbook to actually give a damn about the people of this nation. It's not a tactic. It's called caring about people who aren't rich like Mitt and his 1% crowd. It's called governance. It's called campaigning to promote a vision to the nation. One Side came out victorious, Mitt Romney lost. I know the election is over, but clearly the hate and the bigotry and misogyny is still there, and if you think for one minute that Mitt Romney actually gives a shit about anyone but he and his-- your proof is right there in that NYT article. The title says it all: Romney Blames Loss on Obama’s ‘Gifts’ to Minorities and Young Voters
Phuck Mitt Romeny. He lost because he's exactly who he is. Barack Obama is the President of the United states because that is who the majority of this country WANTED as president. That's not a gift. It's not bribery. This is an informed electorate that made a decision to elect a man that actually said he cares about the middle class. A majority of us voted FOR the re-election of President Obama. It wasn't because of gifts, like cell phones or free healthcare -- it was because he presented a preferable vision for our future.
Phuck Paul Ryan. He lost because he's a selfish little
Ayn Rand worshipper who wants power and fame. He doesn't give a shit about people. Joe Biden is Vice President because not only did Barack Obama make a wise choice in choosing him as a running mate, Joe Biden cares about people. He and his boss actually care about making this nation better for everyone -- as opposed to just a few.
I would like for Mitt Romney to take his millions of dollars and all of his secret off-shore holdings and leave -- just go away. He's got the loving embrace of his wife, he's has a family that loves him-- he will never want for anything. His help is not something we need or want. I want him to simply leave and let the grownups that were elected to work this out. They are people who are mature enough not to blame us for the nation's ill's.
Go Away Mitt Romney -- just go away, that is the greatest gift I could receive. Well that and the free contraception... that was pretty cool.