Newt Gingrich: Romney ‘Gifts’ Comment ‘Nuts’

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Like several other prominent Republicans, Newt Gingrich slammed Mitt Romney’s comment that he lost because President Obama offered “gifts” to African-Americans, Hispanics, and young voters. “I just think it’s nuts,” Gingrich said. “I mean, first of all, it's insulting.”

Newt Gingrich

Like several other prominent Republicans, Newt Gingrich slammed Mitt Romney’s comment that he lost because President Obama offered “gifts” to African-Americans, Hispanics, and young voters. “I just think it’s nuts,” Gingrich said. “I mean, first of all, it's insulting.”

Last week, the former House Speaker admitted he was dumbfounded by Obama’s victory and Romney’s poor performance at the polls. But the disbelief soon turned to disillusion over Romney’s divisive comments. "I'm very disappointed with Governor Romney's analysis, which I believe is insulting and profoundly wrong."

"First of all, we didn't lose Asian-Americans because they got any gifts. He did worse with Asian-Americans than he did with Latinos.

This is the hardest-working and most successful ethnic group in America--they ain't into gifts,” he said in an interview.  

Romney’s comments also drew criticism from others within his own party, such as Louisiana Governor Bobby Gindal.

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