Mitt Romney last night after 10:00 PM ET held a press conference to explain to reporters his comments to high-value donors, revealed in a leaked video, that he thinks there are “47 percent of the people … who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it.”
“It’s not elegantly stated, let me put it that way. I was speaking off the cuff in response to a question. And I’m sure I could state it more clearly in a more effective way than I did in a setting like that,” the embattled candidate said last night. “Of course I want to help all Americans. All Americans have a bright and prosperous future.”
But did his comments reflect his thoughts, to answer MSNBC’s Chuck Todd’s ludicrous apologizing for Romney?
“It’s a message which I am going to carry and continue to carry, which is that the president’s approach is attractive to people who are not paying taxes because, frankly, my discussion about lowering taxes isn’t as attractive to them,” Romney said. “Therefore I’m not likely to draw them into my campaign as effectively as those in the middle.”
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