Newt Gingrich: Mitt Romney Gift Comment 'Nuts'

Newt Gingrich and George Will on Mitt Romney's post-election conference call.
3:00 | 11/18/12

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We had some controversial comments this week by governor mitt romney in a conference call with donors. Let's listen to that. What the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. If you want voters to like you, the first thing you've got to do is to like them first and it's certainly not helpful to tell voters that you think their votes were bought. This is completely not helpful. This is not what the republican party needs to go. What do you think of that? Is that where the republican party needs to go? I just think it's nuts. I mean, first of all, it's insulting. This would be like walmart having a bad week and going, the customers have really been unruly. I mean, the job of a political leader is to understand the people. If we can't offer a better future that is believable to more people, we'ng to o win. And how do you do that, george will? How do you do that. You begin where bobby jindal was. It's well said you have a problem when the voters don't like you but have a real problem when the voters think you don't like them. Mitt romney was picking up the theme that he put before the country, that 47% video during the campaign, get back to quit despising the american people particularly because a lot of what they're despising them for, republican policies. When mitt romney said, so many americans aren't paying taxes, yeah, because the republicans doubled the child tax credit for conservative reasons, yes, because they expanded the earned income tax credit as ronald reagan did because they thought it was an effective anti-poverty program. Congressman becerra, let me

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