ABC News's overnight news show had Romney responding further to the "47%" ads, adding comments to inoculate himself, so he's continuing to react to that videotape. Presumably what we were hearing yesterday and today on the early news is what he would have replied to Obama, had it been brought up during the debate.
What he's doing is a straddle -- something he did last week -- defending the content of what he said, while deploring his stylistic abuse of the 47%.
When you think about it, it's still a hell of an indictment of the 47% coming from a candidate. He was essentially saying they're bought, that the Democrat strategy of dividing the electorate using tax policy has worked.
Yes, a hell of an indictment AGAINST the leeches. And he was right, the 47% who do not pay any federal income tax would not care about his lower tax rate policy.