Romney Admits He Was Wrong About 47%
Initially, Mitt Romney tried to defend his 47% remarks, calling them inartfully phrased. In case you don't recall his remarks, here's what he said at a campaign event:
"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," Romney said in the video. "There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that 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."
"Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax," Romney said, and that his role "is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."sed.
Tonight, Romney reversed course, and admitted he was completely wrong. [More....]
"In this case, I said something that's just completely wrong." He added: "And I absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that I care about 100 percent and that's been demonstrated throughout my life. And this whole campaign is about the 100 percent."
What's behind his change of heart? Does he figure he has good will to spare today after his debate performance? Or has he realized he's in trouble with independent voters?
Obama has a pretty good commercial running on TV here tonight. It's just him, clearly saying what he didn't say clearly or forcefully enough last night. It's a full 2 minutes and first aired a week ago.
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