Skip to comments.Live Thread: Romney to Speak to Press Tonight About '47% Video' Comments
Posted on 09/17/2012 7:09:29 PM PDT by kristinn
Political reporters on Twitter are saying they are standing by for a Romney media availability on the video released today by Mother Jones of Romney at a May fundraiser speaking frankly of his thoughts on Obama's base voters and their entitlement mentality, aka the 47% who pay no federal income taxes.
The media and GOP-E have jumped ugly on Romney tonight.
Steve Holland, Reuters: Romney at press avail to respond to video says his comments weren't "elegantly stated," and "could have said it in a more effective way."
Stupid for the GOP to disagree with this. Romney is right. 53% of the population is being used as slave labor, and Oboma wants to take even more and give it to his dependent base. Romney is 100% correct, and more people should be talking about this. The social programs are out of control.
Let’s hope he’s just taking advantage of the free LSM coverage.
Nah this will help with the indys and the 3 votes he loses with this is ok
Malarkey. There are no polls, and never have been, where a majority of Americans favor welfare over work. Even in this screwed up America no poll has ever fulfilled that socialist goal.
Romney could sneeze and the media would call Romney racist. I have never seen in my life the media SO in the tank for a candidate..never in my life. No matter what Romney does or says he won’t win with the media so screw them. What Romney needs to do is what Reagan did, take his message to the American people..if people are going to be sheep and do what the media says than this country is too far gone to be saved anyway
Really? You see no downside to this?
i see downside yet potentially more upside...more independents who side with liberals on social issues but conservatives on financial matters and matters of gov’t spending could slide towards Romney....ditto for whatever Reagan democraps are left...
No you don’t hope your wrong, you find every opportunity to complain.
CNN to have presser in few minutes.
Which means no matter how you play the game they will try to destroy you......at that point the truth is all you have and Romney had damn well better stand by it and not snivel.
People on Social Security are not takers — they had money taken from them, without their consent all their working lives. The government is the taker.
What a horrible month for republicans. Then This weeks starts with act 10 in wisconsin getting tossed and now this.
OMG OMG OMGoshhhhhhh!!!
This is it...dont blow it Romney...Stand your ground!
Eyes are on you...time to kick it in gear.
They were FORCED to pay into SS. They have every right to collect on it. They're the only ones who do!
If this is true, he must have info that this is hurting him;
to make a appearance or a statement. From the statement out there, it comes across as insulting. He needs every vote.
Yup. He told the truth but it will still badly hurt him. He just gave obama and his media lap dogs a warehouse full of ammunition. It does come across as insulting.
This is the defining moment for Romney. If he grovels and apologizes, and claims he was taken out of context, or if he doubles down and defends his remarks, either way, we’ll know exactly where he stands without any ambiguity.
Exactly. The media blocks a lot of his arguments and plans. He should go for the jugular while they are giving him airtime.
If they want class war, then maybe we should have it now, while we still have a slim majority over those who want to use government as a weapon against those of us who feel that we have a responsibility to make our own way in the world.
My fellow FReeper, I didn't worry what I said during my campaign because, in my heart, I knew I was right. The left and the media said I was a loser for stating the truth. Well....why don't you think about it. I won the election and I won with a pretty darn good mandate.
Greta Show on Fox now.
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