Chutzpah, thy name is Romney
Mitt Romney is repudiating his 47 percent speech.
I said something that was just completely wrong.
He’s not apologizing. Nope. I simply misspoke, Romney told Hannity on Fox News.
Well, clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then, you are going to say something that doesn’t come out right.
To refresh your memory:
There are 47 percent who are with [the President], 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.
In real time, his tune was different.
Mitt Romney said tonight he stands by his message in a secretly taped video, in which he is heard saying that 47% of Americans will vote for President Obama because they are “victims” and “dependent upon government.”
….But his point, he said, is that Obama relies on the government to help people while his approach is rooted in free enterprise. Romney said tonight Obama’s approach is “attractive to people who do not pay taxes.”
Just how off-the-cuff does this seem? A scheduled speech with high roller contributors? Really?
Mitt Romney’s videotaped remark to wealthy supporters that 47 percent of Americans “believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name it” and that “my job is not to worry about” people who won’t “take personal responsibility and care for their lives” was pretty stunning any way you look at it.
Listen for yourself, then tell us which you think is the real Romney. The man speaking to supporters, unaware of the silent camera … or the man on TV, breathing a sigh of relief that Obama and company gave him a pass last night.