Mitt Romney participated in a conference call with his top donors yesterday. In the call he told his supporters that President Obama won because of theÂ â€œthe giftsâ€ the administration had given to blacks, Latinos and young voters.
The GOP’s losing candidate said the partial forgiveness of college loan interest, the extension of health coverage for students on their parentsâ€™ insurance plans into their 20s, and free contraception coverage under Obamacare gave an extra incentive to college-age women to vote for Obama.
He mentioned that the Obama campaign was successful in characterizing him as â€œanti-immigrantâ€ and that Obama’s promise to offer â€œamnestyâ€ to the children of illegal immigrants had helped turn out Latino voters.
â€œThe presidentâ€™s campaign,â€ Romney told his donors,â€œfocused on giving targeted groups a big gift â€” so he made a big effort on small things. Those small things, by the way, add up to trillions of dollars….I am very sorry that we didnâ€™t win. I know that you expected to win. We expected to winâ€¦. It was very close, but close doesnâ€™t count in this business.â€
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