Mitt Romney is backpedaling on some inflammatory comments he made, dismissing nearly half of American voters.
On Tuesday, a secretly recorded video where he is seen saying that he is not worried about 47 percent of citizens that don’t pay income tax set off a fire storm of criticism for the GOP presidential candidate.
In the aftermath of his unfortunate comments, which first appeard on MotherJones.com, Mitt has gone into cleanup mode. Why? The Republican party is worried about what this could mean for their prospects of victory come election time.
According to The Huffington Post Mitt told his supporters and campaign donors that, contrary to what he stated in a hidden-camera video, he is concerned about the struggles of the working class.
"The question of this campaign is not who cares about the poor and the middle class," Romney said. "I do. He does. The question is who can help the poor and the middle class. I can. He can’t."
That said Mitt is not budging on his belief that the same 47 percent of voters he criticized should not lean on the government for assistance.
"[America] does not work by a government saying, ‘Become dependent on government, become dependent upon redistribution," Romney stated during a fundraised in Atlanta. "That will kill the American entrepreneurship that’s lifted our economy over the years."
It should also be pointed out that Mitt made a joke implying that it would be easier for him to be elected president if he were Mexican.
Mitt’s running mate Paul Ryan also pitched in on the damage control, stating, "[Mitt] was obviously inarticulate in making this point."
How do Mitt’s remarks stack up against other presidents. Find out when you flip through Daily Buzz 9.19.12 below!