Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney was caught on tape at a recent fundraising event saying Obama supports are dependent on the government and don't pay taxes. Therefore, Romney says many of his campaign's messages won't resonate with the 47% of Americans who cannot convince to "take personal responsibility and care for their lives." Were Romney's 'wrong'? Were they simply not "elegantly stated'? Check out the VIDEO below:
HERE'S THE COMPLETE QUOTE:
"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... "And I mean the president starts off with 48, 49 ... he starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn't connect. So he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean that's what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to convince the five to ten percent in the center that are independents that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending upon in some cases emotion, whether they like the guy or not."