Mitt Romney says his Biggest Mistake in 2012 Was Not Focusing On Minorities

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney answers questions during a question-and-answer period following his address to the student body and guests in Starkville, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney answers questions during a question-and-answer period following his address to the student body and guests in Starkville, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, said on Meet the Press Sunday, “The biggest mistake I made was not focusing very early on minority voters.”

Romney made the case that Republican policies are for job creation and economic growth, which could be compelling arguments for minority voters. Republican policies “are designed to help people get out of poverty,” Romney said. Democratic policies, by comparison, “don;t create jobs,” he said. But Republicans have to communicate that to minority groups that have traditiaonlly voted Democratic.

It’s not an entirely new analysis for the former Massachusetts governor. Days after the 2012 election, Romney told supporters that President Obama had given big “gifts” to minorities and young people, which drove up Obama’s vote.

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SOURCE: Paul Singer 
USA Today, OnPolitics

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