Mitt Romney Speaks On Private Fundraiser Remarks
Looks like Money Mitt isn’t denying his shady comments regarding 47% of Americans who receive government assistance and support Obama…
According to NBC News:
Mitt Romney said Monday evening that his comments about voters who don’t pay income taxes were “not elegantly stated,” but did not distance himself from the substance of his surreptitiously recorded remarks at a closed-door fundraiser in May. The Republican presidential nominee hastily arranged a press conference to do damage control related to comments he made at a private fundraiser, which were secretly recorded and first brought to light by the liberal magazine Mother Jones. Tonight Romney argued that those comments showcased the extent of the differences between himself and President Barack Obama on the role of government in American lives, and sought to link them to his regular stump speech remarks about what he calls the democratic vision for an “entitlement society.”
Romney’s comments quickly developed into more of a story after the release of the video, prompting an attack from President Barack Obama’s campaign manager late Monday afternoon.
“It’s shocking that a candidate for President of the United States would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy donors that half the American people view themselves as ‘victims,’ entitled to handouts, and are unwilling to take ‘personal responsibility’ for their lives,” said Jim Messina, the president’s campaign manager. “It’s hard to serve as president for all Americans when you’ve disdainfully written off half the nation.”
The Romney campaign tried to act quickly to deal with the fallout from the potentially damaging story, releasing a statement early evening from communications director Gail Gitcho looking to add context to the former Bain Capital executive’s remarks.
SMH. What do you think…is it a wrap for your boy Mitt Romney or what???