Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Barack Obama. He dismissed these Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don't assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them.
Candidate says Democratic voters live on government handouts.
Hidden camera video was posted on the journal website on Monday. “Americans are freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don't assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them.”
The Republican candidate for the U.S. presidency, Mitt Romney have no respect for America's Middle Class voters, he called the supporters of President Barack Obama, nearly half of American voters-as people "who live on government handouts, a freeloaders and who don't assume responsibility for their lives," a potentially damaging video to his campaign.
"There are 47% who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to take care of them," Romney said in a video with hidden camera posted on Monday (17) the site of the leftist magazine Mother Jones
"My job is not to worry about these people. I'll never convince them that they must take personal responsibility and caring for their lives." Mitt Rommney
What I have to do is convince the 5 to 10% in the center that are independent," he said in comments that appear in the video and were made earlier this year during a fundraising event for his campaign.
The images were disseminated at a difficult time for Romney, while his campaign team to bounce suffered on Monday a report on clutter in your inner circle. The former private equity executive promised to reorganize your message with more specific information about its policies.
With this crowd of fellow millionaires, he apparently felt free to utter what he really believes and would never dare to say out in the open. He displayed a high degree of disgust for nearly half of his fellow citizens, lumping all Obama voters into a mass of shiftless moochers who don't contribute much, if anything, to society, and he indicated that he viewed the election as a battle between strivers (such as himself and the donors before him) and parasitic free-riders who lack character, fortitude, and initiative.
The Democrats tried to take advantage of Romney's comments.
"It's hard, as president, working for all Americans when you disdains half of the nation," said Jim Messina, Obama's campaign coordinator, in a statement.
The Romney campaign, Gail Gitcho, in a statement in response to clean up and spinoff Mitt Romney's comment, said the Republican is worried about Americans who are poor and unemployed.
"Mitt Romney wants to help all Americans who are suffering from the economy to Obama," said the communications director of the Romney campaign, Gail Gitcho.
A Mother Jones did not say when or where the video was made to protect the identity of the person who recorded it. The publication said that Romney's remarks were made sometime after he secured the Republican nomination in April.
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