5. Mitt Romney: Obama bought his re-election
Mitt Romney may have accused the president of buying his way back into The White House. According to The Huffington Post, Mitt made a call to donors, apologizing for losing the election.
“I’m very sorry that we didn’t win,” said Mitt, who reportedly had not prepared a concession speech for election night. “I know that you expected to win. We expected to win. We were disappointed; we hadn’t anticipated it.”
But if he had to pinpoint a reason for why President Barack Obama won re-election, it would be that he made certain promises. “The president’s campaign, if you will, focused on giving targeted groups a big gift," Mitt claimed. “He made a big effort on small things.”
In comparison, Mitt claimed that his campaign focused on "big issues for the whole country.” However, Mitt did not acknowledge missteps such as his remarks on the 47 percent and his call for illegal immigrants to "self-deport." He also flip-flopped on issues such as abortion and gun control.
Moving forward, Mitt said he hoped his donors will remain connected to the Republican Party and have a hand in electing the next GOP candidate, “which, by the way, will not be me.”