ILLINOIS—(ENEWSPF)—September 17, 2012. David Corn of MotherJones released a video today of a private fundraiser held earlier this year where Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gives a small group of wealthy contributors a real earful on what he thinks of those that support President Obama.
When one of the donors asked the candidate how he could win the election in November, Romney replied:
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.”
Romney went on to say: “[M]y job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Romney also told the contributors that “women are open to supporting me,” but that “we are having a much harder time with Hispanic voters, and if the Hispanic voting bloc becomes as committed to the Democrats as the African American voting block has in the past, why, we’re in trouble as a party and, I think, as a nation.”
When asked by one attendee they could help Romney win the election he answered, “Frankly, what I need you to do is to raise millions of dollars. The fact that I’m either tied or close to the president…that’s very interesting.”
You can read the entire MotherJones article and view the video at: www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/09/secret-video-romney-private-fundraiser