In an interview with Yahoo, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R) riffs on Mitt Romney's "47%" comments, as well as his "gifts" remarks.
"It's a ridiculous statement to make. 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?"
Martinez, whose was discussed in the national media as a possible running mate for Romney but was never vetted for the job, said she disagreed with Romney's post-election assessment that he lost to Obama in part because the president promised "gifts" to minority voters in return for their support, a comment that many leading Republicans have rebuked.
"That unfortunately is what sets us back as a party--our comments that are not thought through carefully," she said.
Martinez, by the way, was also a bit incredulous during the campaign when Romney coined the term "self-deportation."
"Self-deport? What the heck does that even mean?