VIDEO – Mitt Romney holds an impromptu press conference, desperately trying to react to being caught on secret video at a private fundraiser, where he told wealthy donors that 47% of Americans believe they are victims, are dependent on government, and believe they are entitled to health care, food, and housing.
In a rush to respond to a leaked secret video of himself from a private fundraiser, Mitt Romney held this press conference. After having his true feelings about the electorate exposed, Romney stood by his comments that almost half of all Americans believe they are victims, are dependent on government, and believe they are entitled to health care, food, and housing. Mitt Romney said he is not worried about “those people” on the video.
Close observers of the 2012 presidential campaign know that Mitt Romney is running for president to do the bidding of his Wall Street tycoon and billionaire funders. But for those Americans who are just starting to look at the candidates for president, Mitt Romney offered (unknowingly) a great example of this on the footage of his comments to those wealthy donors from a private fundraiser at the home of one of those Wall Street tycoons.
On that video, Romney takes a cynical look at the American public, lamenting to his fellow millionaires how he can’t sell the public the tax cuts he wants for the rich because 47% don’t pay Federal income taxes. He then explains to them that he has to go after the votes of those who vote on emotion or “whether they like a guy or not” because he can’t get their vote from his proposed policies.
The video is obviously something that Mitt Romney hoped the public would never see. But all Mitt Romney could say in response to the video becoming public was that his remarks were “not elegantly stated,” and he did not distance himself from those remarks.