Gov. Martinez Says Romney Remark ‘Sets Us Back’

Add New Mexico governor Susana Martinez (R) to the list of Republican leaders upset with Mitt Romney’s claim that President Obama won the election by doling out “gifts” to minorities, youth, and women. 

“That unfortunately is what sets us back as a party — our comments that are not thought through carefully,” Martinez told Yahoo’s Chris Moody. Martinez, who previously criticized Romney’s “47 percent” remarks in September, added that his fundraiser video was a “ridiculous statement.”

“You want to earn the vote of every single person you can earn, whether they be someone who relies on,” she said. “Why would you ever write off 47 percent?”