Well, I agree that he had better not try to apologize or weasel out of it. He said it, and he has to stick to it.
But, frankly, I listened to it, and I think he messed up. Even though this was supposed to be a closed meeting, he has to be more careful.
He SHOULD have said. that the reason there are so many people on the dole is that the Democrats PUT THEM THERE. Not everyone on the dole is there because they choose to be. A lot of people have lost their jobs in the past several years because Obama screwed up the economy.
Sure, some people are on the dole and like it. But even that is the result of Democrats putting them there, by breaking up their families over the past several generations, or by brainwashing them in the public school system.
In other words, don’t point the finger of blame at the people on the dole. Point it at the politicians who put them there. Much smarter, politically.
Cicero - you have best response so far. THat is what Romney should say.
Reading more comments, it seems that a lot of people on here think Romney “messed up”. O.K., maybe so. I still don’t think so. But, if this makes his campaign DOA, how about this: Romney steps down and we have a Ryan/Rubio Ticket.
This issue finally puts the election into simple, stark terms. After all, all the issues — everything from ObamaCare to EPA regulations — all boil down to one very basic question: How much government do you want, and who is going to pay for it?
Well, this is a philosophical debate we should finally have. Will the ones in the cart outvote the rest of us who are pulling the cart? Well, if the trend continues, then that is inevitable, we being at 47% already. But hopefully it won’t happen this November....