In a post-election conference call with supporters yesterday, Mitt Romney blamed much of his loss on the youth vote, and blamed youth support for Obama on the president’s dastardly trick of taking stances that young people approve of.
“With regards to the young people, for instance, a forgiveness of college loan interest, was a big gift,” he said. “Free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. 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 … in addition, with regards to Hispanic voters, the amnesty for children of illegals, the so-called Dream Act kids, was a huge plus for that voting group.”
Setting aside the fact there was no Obama program of “free contraceptives,” and his ugly little “illegals” swipe, what Romney is actually saying here is that Obama won the youth vote by figuring out what policies would make young people’s lives better, and then enacting some of those policies.
It’s diabolical, really.