Romney’s foot-in-mouth disease persists: Obama won by offering “gifts”

Romney needs to sign up for Obamacare and find a good doctor that cures him of a severe case of foot-in-mouth disease. We have seen it before, but we hoped not to hear or see any of it ever again. It's too embarrassing after such an embarrassing loss and all the other embarrassing statements we have heard from him. In a call with top campaign donors on Wednesday afternoon, Romney said that Obama won by offering "gifts" to African-Americans, Hispanics and young voters.

Now even Republicans have had it with the guy. Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana slams Romney for 'gifts' comment about minorities and young voters.

“I absolutely reject that notion,” Jindal, who was a surrogate for Romney’s campaign, said at the Republican Governors Association conference in Las Vegas. “I think that's absolutely wrong.”

When asked about Romney’s remarks, Jindal said that in order for the GOP to be “competitive,” it has to “go after 100 percent of the votes, not 53 percent. We need to go after every single vote.”

Jindal’s criticism was obviously targeting Romney’s now famous “47%” comments that were secretly recorded earlier this year.

Update 11-15-2012

More Republicans are lining up to distance themselves from Romney's comments. Among them, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, past Virginia representative Tom Davis, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. And to our big surprise, there is Florida Gov. Rick Scott:

“It’s wrong, it’s not true,” Scott told POLITICO, adding: “What we’ve got to do is say we want every vote, we want to take care of every citizen in our state.

There is Florida senator Marco Rubio for example:

"I don’t want to rebut him point by point," Rubio said of Romney. "I would just say to you, I don’t believe that we have millions and millions of people in this country that don’t want to work. I’m not saying that’s what he said. I think we have millions of people in this country that are out of work and are dependent on the government because they can't find a job."

Suddendly GOPers have compassion for the people and want to take care of them. Interesting.

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