"What the president, president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote," Romney said in the afternoon call, according to audio aired on ABC News.
"With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift," Romney said, according to The New York Times.
"Free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women," he continued. "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."
The president's health care reform plan, he added, also brought out support from African Americans and Hispanic voters.
Let's see. Forgiveness of college loans hasn't been done, so how is that a gift? Also, Romney said he would push for increasing Pell Grants and offering more of them.
And then there is ObamaCare, which Romney said there are aspects that he liked and wanted to keep, like, ohhhhh, increased dependent coverage age! and portability!
I wonder what his "minority outreach" person, Tara Wall, has to say about his comments.
Yo! Mitt Romney! I got your GIFTS! Right! HERE!
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