A couple of months ago, I saw a secret video on the Internets that someone claimed was Mitt Romney speaking to some wealthy donors about the upcoming presidential election. In the video, Romney spoke about a good many things. One of the things he talked about was the 47% of the electorate who will be voting for Obama and that the reason they will be voting for him is because, basically, they are non-tax paying freeloaders who want everything given to them. In the video, he says that his job is not to worry about those people and that he’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
I assumed the video was fake. It turns out, it wasn’t. It’s real. The Mother Jones website has posted the video and the mainstream news media is reporting on it. Romney has confirmed that the video is accurate, though “not elegantly stated.”
Gee, you think?
This sounds to me to be something inflammatory Rush Limbaugh would say in hour two of his radio show to get a rise out of people, not something a man who wants to be president of the United States would say.
If Romney thinks so poorly of such a large percentage of Americans, why would he even want to be their president?