A couple of months ago when Romney went 47% on us he said at the time that he needed to be more eloquent on what he was trying to say or something like that. Well, he’s getting there. Here is from a story about Romney talking to his finance committee yesterday:
In a conference call on Wednesday afternoon with his national finance committee, Romney said the president followed the “old playbook” of wooing specific interest groups — “especially the African American community, the Hispanic community and young people,” Romney explained — with targeted gifts and initiatives.
“In each case they were very generous in what they gave to those groups,” Romney said.
“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.”
Rather than Commentary responding, I’ll just leave it up to Louisiana GOP Governor Bobby Jindal to answer. Here is from a story:
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) rebuffed Mitt Romney’s claim that President Obama won reelection because of "gifts" to minorities and young voters, calling the statement "wrong."
"That is absolutely wrong," Jindal said at Wednesday’s session of the annual Republican Governors Association meeting in Las Vegas, according to the Washington Examiner’s Byron York. "I absolutely reject that notion."
“I don’t think that represents where we are as a party and where we’re going as a party," Jindal continued. “That has got to be one of the most fundamental takeaways from this election: If we’re going to continue to be a competitive party and win elections on the national stage and continue to fight for our conservative principles, we need two messages to get out loudly and clearly: One, we are fighting for 100 percent of the votes, and secondly, our policies benefit every American who wants to pursue the American dream. Period. No exceptions."
1967 was the first year the Cy Young Award was handed out to a pitcher from each league. Prior to 1967 only one pitcher in MLB was given the award. Name the last pitcher to win the combined league award in 1966?
My pal Chron City Hall beat writer Chris Moran is leaving the Chron and H-Town tomorrow and heading to Gainesville, Florida home of the Gators. That’s too bad. Chris is a first class guy and excellent reporter that covered City Hall issues as good as anyone ever has. He’s covered Rebuild, red lights, bonds, feeding the homeless, and he even let us know who at City Hall is sitting in the real good seats, err suites at Toyota. He works hard. He’s thorough. He’s fair. I’ll miss him and I wish him nothing but the best.
The President said yesterday that he would meet with Romney before the end of the year. I don’t think he should meet with a sore loser.
Hall of Fame great Sandy Koufax of course won the Cy Young Award in 1966 with a 27-9 record, 1.73 ERA, and 317 Ks – not bad at all.
Sir Paul was at The Yard last night and he didn’t hit any foul balls.