Romney: GOP Can’t Win By Speaking Only to Elderly White Voters

In an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation” moderator John Dickerson at the Aspen Ideas Festival, 2012 GOP presidential nominee and former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) said Republicans will stop winning until they try and appeal to “millennials, minorities and women” by speaking to more than ” largely white audiences” who are “65 and older.” Romney said.”We are not appealing to the growing population of America, the growing demographic populations like we have to, millennials, minorities, these are two huge groups, women….we have succeeded electorally in some parts because the fastest part of the demographic growth profile today is people 65 and older. And we can do pretty good with them. But they are not going to be around forever. And where we are not doing so well is with millennials, young people and with the large and growing minority populations. And until we can connect with those populations, we’re going to have some difficulty electorally. And part of my problem was to win the nomination, which is a year long process or longer — you speak to people who vote in Republican primaries. And they tend not to be millennials or college student or minorities, so I’m speaking to largely