Romney: I Lost Because Minorities Love Obamacare
arlier today, Fox News Sunday broadcast former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney first post-campaign interview. In it, he blamed his loss on his poor performance among minorities, who he claimed were seduced by the President’s promise to provide them with affordable health care:
ROMNEY: We did very well with the majority population, but not with minority populations, and that was a failing, that was a real mistake.
CHRIS WALLACE: Why do you think that was?
ROMNEY: Well, I think the Obamacare attractiveness and feature was something we underestimated, particularly among lower incomes. And, uh, just didn’t do as good a job in connecting with that audience as we should have.
During the course of the interview, Romney agreed with Wallace that his “47 percent” comment — his claim that 47 percent of the country will vote for Obama because they are “dependent upon government” and “believe that they are victims” — hurt his campaign by leaving the impression that he did not like many voters. Nevertheless, this explanation of his loss is reminiscent of the explanation he gave his donors for his defeat shortly after the election — Obama won because of “the gifts” he gave to African-Americans, Latinos and young voters.
Ultimately, if Republicans want to appeal voters who turned their backs on the GOP last November, maybe Republicans should consider doing something that will actually make those voters’ lives better instead of working to slash Medicare, Medicaid, and education in order to pay for tax cuts for the very rich.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/03/2013|
Earth to Mitt Romney: I am a white person, and I voted for Obama. Because you're a dick.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/03/2013|
Shut up, already Mittens. You lost. Go away like all the other losers (except Sarah Palin)
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/03/2013|
Romney also lost the women vote, which is actually a majority population in this country. So his blaming it on the brown people tactic doesn't hold muster.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/03/2013|
He didn't "do so great" with *anyone*.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/03/2013|
Fuck Mitt Romney and his bitch wife! If I read tomorrow morning they were both killed in a car accident, I'd smile. Evil, vile creatures, the both of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/03/2013|
He and Ann have such a palpable contempt for anyone who isn't white and wealthy.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/03/2013|
White woman vote for Obama here; Obamacare was not a major factor in my vote. I don't like the anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-poor agenda of the Republicans. Short of a lobotomy, I'd never ever vote Republican.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/03/2013|
Oh, for fuck's sake. We really needed a THIRD place to run into the name ROMNEY, didn't we, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/03/2013|
Losing a Presidential election must be hard psychologically. To be so close to the highest office in the world and to lose out...to a BLACK MAN, no less. LOL Must really chafe his ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/03/2013|
Mittens lost because Americans got tired of watching our loved ones die without health care.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/03/2013|
Mittens was happy enough to manipulate the minorities to vote yes on 8.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/03/2013|
I never tire of his delusional nature. He's so entitled that even Prince Albert rolls his eyes at him.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/03/2013|
He's doubling down on the 47 percent thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/03/2013|
"Prince Albert" -- I don't get it.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/03/2013|
[quote]We did very well with the majority population
But not the majority vote?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/03/2013|
"The majority population"
He really just doesn't get it, does he? There's sheltered elitist and then they're just being a TWAT.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/03/2013|
Sorry, Mitt but doing well with the majority of the population means winning their votes.
And winning the votes of the majority of the population means winning the popular election.
As you lost the popular election, you therefore didn't do so well with the majority of Americans.
Unless, of course, all you are expressing is racist claptrap.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/03/2013|
R18 Yeah since his constituents manipulated the minorities so successfully in other elections. See R11 (California Prop 8).
Karma, payback, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/03/2013|
Dear Mr. Romney:
Please keep talking. Every self-serving, smug, clueless, insulting, inhumane, whiny sentence reinforces how close to absolute disaster this country came.
Combined with the Republican Sequester catastrophe, it help ensure the nation will be poised to be well-served for the 2014 midterm elections.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/03/2013|
Romney thought he could buy the elections through giveaways to the rich. But all the free stuff he promised them was not enough to sway the election.
It did not work.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/03/2013|
I wonder if it has ever occurred to Romney that he himself, in one respect a minority, lost to a "better" minority? Be the goddamn cold day in hell when I would ever vote for a fucking Mormom, a minority, if you will, religion; fucking cult, bunch of shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/03/2013|
[post by racist shit-stain #3 removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/03/2013|
Even Nixon found a way to serve his country after being kicked out of the White House. Can't this dweeb use his clout and cash to do something more than whine?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/03/2013|