Romney Gaffe Caught On Hidden Camera
Romney Gaffe Caught On Hidden Camera, US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been caught saying Americans ‘believe they are victims’. Romney: Obama Voters Think They Are ‘Victims’, US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been forced to defend another gaffe after being caught on camera saying nearly half of all Americans “believe they are victims”.
The Republican was filmed telling wealthy donors that his job as a White House hopeful is “not to worry” about millions of Barack Obama voters who “pay no income tax” and depend on government welfare.
The President’s campaign quickly seized on the footage, which was obtained by the political magazine Mother Jones .
Mr Romney said in the video , which was posted online: “There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what.
“There are 47% who are with him, 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 healthcare, to food, to housing, to you name it.”
It is a further headache for the Romney campaign, which has admitted it needs to change its strategy to gain momentum in the presidential race.
At a hastily called news conference, Mr Romney conceded his comments were not “elegantly stated” and said they were “off the cuff”, but he did not retract them or apologise.