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Watch: Romney Defends Writing Off 47 Percent of the Vote

Posted on Sep 17, 2012
Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA)

You may have seen the video secretly taken at a Romney Q and A during which the Republican candidate says roughly 47 percent of Americans pay no taxes, depend on the government and will vote for President Obama no matter what. In the video, Romney goes on to say that his job is to convince the 5 to 10 percent of voters who actually matter to pull his lever.

Below is the original video, which began the controversy, followed by Romney’s lengthy response.

 

—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer.

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