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Sunday, March 03, 2013

Poor Mitt

Poor Mitt just couldn't get minorities to like him:

Romney Says He Failed To Reach Minorities, by Jessica Holzer, WSJ: Mitt Romney said Sunday that he believes a failure to connect with minority voters doomed his quest last year for the presidency.
“We weren’t effective in taking my message primarily to minority voters–to Hispanic Americans, to African Americans, other minorities,” Mr. Romney told Fox News’s Chris Wallace in his first interview since the election. “That was a real weakness.” ...

Here's a clue to his and his Party's problem:

But pressed by Mr. Wallace, the former GOP candidate didn’t put forth any ideas for bringing such voters into the Republican fold in the future.

He also admits to another problem, saying things he (says he) didn't believe:

Reflecting on his campaign, Mr. Romney expressed remorse over comments he made during the campaign suggesting that 47% of Americans were dependent on government and therefore firmly in the Democratic column. The remarks were secretly recorded during a private dinner where Mr. Romney was addressing his donors.
It was “a very unfortunate statement that I made,” he said. “It was very harmful. It is not what I believed.”

I think we call that lying. Ann Romney is still upset:

Mrs. Romney said she was still frustrated that “people didn’t really get to know Mitt for who he was”

Yes, it's really too bad people thought he was telling the truth about the 47%. If the 47% had known his true nature -- someone willing to lie for votes -- they surely would have trusted him to work on their behalf. Especially since, as noted above, he has zero ideas to help them.

    Posted by on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM in Economics, Politics | Permalink  Comments (26)


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