Romney Blames Loss on Obama’s ‘Gifts’

    BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 07:  Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, speaks at the podium as he concedes the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. After voters went to the polls in the heavily contested presidential race, networks projected incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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    In a conference call Wednesday, Mitt Romney blamed his loss in the presidential election on “gifts and initiatives” President Obama gave to young, African-American, and Hispanic voters. He said Obama followed the “old playbook” of catering to specific demographics. He added that for young people, forgiveness of college loan interest was “a big gift,” as was free contraceptives. He said free health care “was a big plus” for Hispanics and African-Americans voters, too. Louisiana Governor and rumored 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal slammed Romney's excuses Wednesday, saying "that is absolutely wrong...we have got to stop dividing American voters. We need to go after 100 percent of the votes, not 53 percent."

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