Skip to comments.Live Thread: Romney to Speak to Press Tonight About '47% Video' Comments
Posted on 09/17/2012 7:09:29 PM PDT by kristinn
Political reporters on Twitter are saying they are standing by for a Romney media availability on the video released today by Mother Jones of Romney at a May fundraiser speaking frankly of his thoughts on Obama's base voters and their entitlement mentality, aka the 47% who pay no federal income taxes.
The media and GOP-E have jumped ugly on Romney tonight.
Steve Holland, Reuters: Romney at press avail to respond to video says his comments weren't "elegantly stated," and "could have said it in a more effective way."
Why??????? He said nothing wrong. Who in the HELL is advising this guy?
He stood by his statements. Said it is the same thing he says in public
We are the 53%. How much longer do we have the carry the rest on our tired backs?
I posted earlier he should do this. Wonder what he will say.
Unless he can come up with something that can resonate, while sticking to his guns, he is done.
He better not apologize...oh, he just better NOT apologize!
to make a appearance or a statement. From the statement out there, it comes across as insulting. He needs every vote. Imo.
Press availability came and went. Reportedly three questions taken. No live coverage except on Twitter.
He had better not apologize.
When is the presumed embargo lifted?
Thank you for the update.
It has already made my local news here.
NO APOLOGIES. Double down on this line of truth. The 53% need to be reminded that they work and sacrifice and do all the right things to carry the ones who are lazy, stupid, and don’t do the right things.
This was the bravest thing said by a GOP Presidential candidate since 1984.
No matter what you feel about his comments on that video this situation is NOT good. Remove your bias and understand the MSM is out for the kill. There is too much fodder for the media such that they can eliminate his chances in a very close race. Swing states like FL will easily fall out of reach because of this video. It only takes a few percentage points to move away from him.
He said this in May. Why is it coming out now? I hate the DBM.
where are you and what are they saying?
He has to stick up for what he said because he is right. If he said something that was a “gaffe” obviously it would be a different matter, but he has to stick up for what he said because for ONCE this guy actually said the TRUTH. There is NO need to apologize for the truth. Romney cannot allow the media to dictate what he says, if he allows that to happen and allows the media to make his decisions for him than yes I agree he’s done
Make it or break it time. Had to happen.
This is a winner for Romney. Even retired seniors, who he needs, collecting social security were for the most part lifetime taxpayers who see themselves as makers, not takers. As for the takers he’s not getting any of their votes anyway. I see no downside to this.
I’m afraid that he will apologize but in a ‘slow burner’ way...he’ll backtrack piece by piece from his statement with every interview from here on out. I hope I’m wrong though