Mitt Romney has called for the release of the full video in which he was captured on hidden camera stating that Obama supporters believed they were “victims” and deserved “entitlements” like health care, food and housing.
Asked if he was worried that he had offended the 47 percent of people he mentioned in the statement, Romney did not back off his remarks.
“It’s not elegantly stated, let me put it that way,” Romney said. “I’m speaking off the cuff in response to a question, and I’m sure I can state it more clearly in a more effective way than I did in a setting like that and so I’m sure I’ll point that out as time goes on.”
But, he added, “It’s a message which I am going to carry and continue to carry.”
“My campaign is about helping people take more responsibility and becoming employed again, particularly those who don’t have work,” Romney said. “His whole campaign is based on getting people jobs again, putting people back to work. This is ultimately a question about direction for the country. Do you believe in a government-centered society that provides more and more benefits or do you believe instead in a free enterprise society where people are able to pursue their dreams?”
As we noted in the original report below, what may have looked like an incident leaked by an Obama supporter to dissuade potential voters from supporting the Romney campaign may actually be a calculated political strategy to create clear divisiveness between the two sides, pitting traditionally socially oriented democrats against independents, republicans and undecided voters who are weary of government involvement in every aspect of Americans’ lives.
ORIGINAL REPORT 12:05 AM CST: Romney Uncut: Obama Supporters are Freeloaders: “Believe They Are Entitled to Health Care, to Food, To Housing, To You-Name-It” *Video*
U.S. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently spoke at a private fundraiser to what has been described as a small group of wealthy contributors gathered in Boca Raton, Florida.
The video, authenticated by left leaning political web site Mother Jones and made available by an unnamed source who attended the event, captures the Presidential hopeful in what he believes is a venue outside the view of the general voting public.
Whether this was by accident or a brilliant political move to create a stark wedge between two key issues – more government entitlements or individual responsibility – his words make a clear distinction between the two candidates.
According to Romney, 47% of Americans are going to vote for President Obama no matter what.
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. Fielding a question from a donor about how he could triumph in November, Romney replied:
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what.
All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, 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.
That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what.
…These are people who pay no income tax.
Romney went on: “My job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
In the following videos Mitt Romney discusses his views on a host of controversial topics that you’d never hear in a mainstream campaign ad or political speech.
Take a an uncut peek into his thoughts and campaign strategy sans teleprompter.
Video stream via The Daily Sheeple:
On the economy:
Sometimes it [the stock market] does the exact opposite of what I would have expected. But my own view is that if we get a “Taxageddon,” as they call it, January 1st, with this President, and with a Congress that can’t work together, it’s – it really is frightening.
And in a setting like this, a highly intellectual subject – discussion on a whole series of important topics typically doesn’t win elections. And there are, there are – for instance, this President won because of “hope and change.”
The Romney Team:
I have a very good team of extraordinarily experienced, highly successful consultants, a couple of people in particular who have done races around the world. I didn’t realize it. These guys in the US – the Karl Rove equivalents – they do races all over the world… in America, in Africa, in Israel.
I mean, they worked for Bibi Netanyahu in his race…
More on Obama Voters:
And because they voted for him, they don’t want to be told that they were wrong, that he’s a bad guy, the he did bad things, that he’s corrupt. Those people that we have to get, they want to believe they did the right thing, but he just wasn’t up to the task.
…What he’s going to do, by the way, is try and vilify me as someone who’s been successful, or who’s, you know, closed businesses or laid people off, and is an evil bad guy. And that may work…