From NBC News, the other reasons Obama won:
A Republican National Committee report on the election points to other reasons -- like changing demographics, Hurricane Sandy, George W. Bush, and the failure to win over the middle class … by a 53%-to-38% margin blamed Bush for the state of the economy instead of Obama. Obama's response to Hurricane Sandy with 42% saying it was either the "most important" or "an important" factor in their vote. 44% of voters believed Obama's policies favored the middle class, versus 34% who said that of Romney's policies.It was the "gifts."
AP: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is telling top donors that President Obama won re-election because of the "gifts" he had already provided to blacks, Hispanics and young voters "The president's campaign, if you will, focused on giving targeted groups a big gift," Romney said in a call to donors Wednesday. "He made a big effort on small things."
Romney said his campaign, in contrast, had been about "big issues for the whole country."
Obama won the popular vote by about 3.5 million votes, or 3%, and won the Electoral College by a wide margin, 332-206 electoral votes. Among the "gifts" Romney cited were free health care "in perpetuity," which he said was highly motivational to black and Hispanic voters as well as for voters making $25,000 to $35,000 a year.
Romney also said the administration's promise to offer what he called "amnesty" to the children of illegal immigrants — what he termed "the so-called DREAM Act kids" — helped send Hispanics to the polls for Obama.
Young voters, Romney said, were motivated by the administration's plan for partial forgiveness of college loan interest and being able to remain on their parents' health insurance plans. Young women had an additional incentive to vote for Obama because of free contraception coverage under the president's health care plan, he said.
Asked about Romney's remarks, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential contender for the GOP nomination in 2016, strongly condemned those in the GOP who classify voters based on income, race or age and said the party cannot concede wide swaths of voters and expect to win elections.
"We have got to stop dividing the American voters," Jindal told reporters in Las Vegas.