A new memoir has accused Mitt Romney of racism for the way he congratulated Barack Obama on his 2012 presidential win.
The book was written by David Axelrod, a noted political strategist and Obama campaign insider. When Romney called Obama to concede the race on election night, he said something that ruffled the president’s feathers.
“‘You really did a great job of getting the vote out in places like Cleveland and Milwaukee,'” Obama apparently recalled Romney saying – “in other words, black people. That’s what he thinks this was all about.”
According to Daily Mail, Axelrod described Obama as “unsmiling during the call, and slightly irritated when it was over.”
The revelation was due to come out just as Romney geared up for his third presidential bid, but he denied Axelrod this satisfaction by announcing on January 30 that he would not be running again.
While race baiters will undoubtedly take this story and run with it, it is actually yet another example of liberal ridiculousness. Romney never said anything racist to Obama, the president just chose to interpret it that way. Who knows what he meant by congratulating him about Cleveland and Milwaukee, but I frankly see nothing racist about it.