Leaked Video Reveals Romney’s Opinion of Entitlement Voters
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Mother Jones News (which has not been a fan of Romney’s campaign) has leaked a new video clip of Mitt Romney speaking candidly about his campaign strategy. In the underground video, Romney expresses his opinion saying
“there are 47 % of people that will vote for the President no matter what. Who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.
Romney then details how his campaign strategy is built around pulling 5% of voters from the nation’s independent voting bloc rather than attempting to tackle the 47% of voters who pay no income tax.
Pundits and critics are seizing hold of this video, claiming that it trashes the 47% and betrays a lack of concern from Romney for the large sector of America that is struggling in this economy.
Romney has now come forward to discuss the leaked tapes, asking for the entire session to be released including the question that was asked provoking the original comments on the 47%. Still, Romney re-expressed his campaign strategy at the press briefing stating,
“Frankly, my discussion about lowering taxes isn’t as attractive to them and therefore I’m not likely to draw them into my campaign as effectively as those who are in the middle.”