If you took a moment during the heat of the presidential race to drop by the Mitt Romney campaign office, you would have been shocked by the number of white people working to get him elected. About the only color you would have seen were the red and white in the Romney-Ryan posters.
If you met with Romney’s senior campaign team — the decision makers — you would have said major corporations in America have more diversity on their boards of directors than these guys. At a Romney campaign event, followers of mine on Twitter always played the “do-you-know-that-one-black-person-who-is-always-standing-behind-Mitt-with-a-sign” game. Seriously. Seeing someone black, Hispanic or Asian at a Romney campaign rally was always a sight to behold.
In a conference call with donors , Romney attributed his loss to the president playing Santa Claus by showering minorities and young voters with “gifts” — health care, student loans and those things Americans clearly don’t need.
“The Obama campaign was following the old playbook of giving a lot of stuff to groups that they hoped they could get to vote for them and be motivated to go out to the polls, specifically the African-American community, the Hispanic community and young people,” Romney said during the conference call. “In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups.”
Hey, black people, Mitt reveals what you got for your vote! “With regards to African-American voters, ‘Obamacare’ was a huge plus — and was highly motivational to African-American voters. You can imagine for somebody making $25-, or $30-, or $35,000 a year, being told ‘You’re now going to get free health care’ — particularly if you don’t have it, getting free health care worth, what, $10,000 a family, in perpetuity — I mean this is huge. Likewise with Hispanic voters, free health care was a big plus.”
Mitt, you need to check your facts and realize that there were a lot of white people who really didn’t like you.
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According to exit polls , 72% of all U.S. voters were white. That’s a super majority.
Mitt, you got 59% of those voters. That’s a big number, but you must understand that you might have wanted to appeal to more than just white voters to win. When you give one speech to the NAACP and only one interview with a black media outlet , Black Enterprise — son, that’s not gonna cut it.
But the most hilarious thing to see is how many of the whitest states in America the white guy lost to the black guy.
See, if you accept Romney’s theory that minorities were a prime reason he lost, then he should have cleaned up in the Electoral College in those really, really, really white states.
Let’s take a look:
Maine, 94% white : Obama
Vermont, 94% white : Obama
New Hampshire, 92% white : Obama
West Virginia, 93% white: Romney
Iowa, 88% white: Obama
North Dakota, 88% white: Romney
Wyoming, 85% whtie: Romney
Idaho, 83% white: Romney
Nebraska, 82%white: Romney
Ohio, 81% white: Obama
Utah, 80% white: Romney
That means of 11 really, really, really white states, Obama won five and Romney won six. So Mitt, if it’s just about those minorities, what happened? This is why Mitt Romney shouldn’t have been president. He can’t accept reality, and his judgment on his loss is more than suspect.
Our sentiments exactly. Move on Mitt!