GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday admitted that he was “completely wrong” when he claimed that 47 percent of Americans were “victims” and dependent on government.
In attempting to magically take back his original comments, Romney declared:
“Clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question-and-answer sessions, now and then you’re going to say something that doesn’t come out right. In this case, I said something that’s just completely wrong.”
Of course, as we all know by now, Romney’s speech was not a simple slip of the tongue but rather a private event address made in front of his rich fundraising friends.
At the time of his comments, Romney said 47 percent of Americans will vote for President Obama “no matter what.” Romney stated:
“There are 47% who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing.”
Romney then said his “job is not to worry about those people.”
He then added:
“I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
“What I have to do is convince the 5 percent to 10 percent in the center that are independents, that are thoughtful.”
In attempting to fix his extremely long “slip of the tongue,” Romney told a group of reporters after his speech:
“We have a very different approach – the president and I – between a government-dominated society and a society driven by free people pursuing their dreams.”
Surprisingly, President Obama did not attack Mitt Romney over his comments during the first round of debates, a contest Mitt Romney handily won in the eyes of many observers.
Romney’s new claim is now that he will help the 100 percent. After all, his rich buddies need the same help the 47 percent of American degenerates require.