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Sunday, November 18, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 16, 2012 — Governor Mitt Romney thinks President Obama won because he bribed voters with government gifts.
So much for the belief that the president won because of his get-out-the-vote (GOTV) operation and his overwhelming support from minority groups and women.
“What the president’s campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote,” Romney said.
Less than two weeks following another failed presidential bid for Romney, this is his take away from the election.
In fairness, losing a presidential election hurts. For Romney, the wound of defeat runs deep, and it stings. This is his second presidential campaign. He thought he would win it this time. He believed he had the momentum going into Election Day.
But he did not, he and other Republicans were lied to by what David Frum (former speechwriter for President George W. Bush) called the “conservative entertainment complex.” The radio and Cable TV talk show hosts, conservative bloggers, political strategists, the Dick Morris’ of the world, and others.
Nevertheless, Gov. Romney’s comments were divisive, insensitive, and insulting. It lacked the kind of depth you would expect from the presidential nominee of a major party. It was void of any deep reflection or introspection.
But beyond that, Romney has a misguided view of conservatism.
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