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Romney Responds to His Controversial Comments

Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney defended his controversial comments in a video posted online.

Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney defended his comments stating that 47 percent of all Americans "believe that they are victims" and "are dependent upon the government" in a video that emerged online from the magazine, Mother Jones on Monday.

The magazine released the video of Romney which showed him stating "there are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what." Romney increased the scandal when he said "there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it."

Romney further stated that "my job is not to worry about those people."

In a news conference on Monday, Romney acknowledged his comments weren't "elegantly stated" and that they were spoken "off the cuff." 

The Obama Campaign reacted to the video by calling it shocking. In a statement, Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina stated "it's hard to serve as president for all Americans when you've disdainfully written off half the nation."

Reactions from USC students in regards to Romney's comments were mixed.

USC student Amy Schmidt stated that it made her "see him as someone who does not take into consideration everyone that he would have to represent."

On the other hand, Sophomore Charles Epting defended Romney by saying that it won't change his personal opinion of Romney as a candidate.


Romney means the generation after generation welfare people that expect and think they are entitled to that check year after year that don't even bother to get up and look for a job. Those people that turn their food stamps in for money, the ones that have several names so to collect more. The cities are full of these people. A college could be right accrossed the street and they walk right past and on welfare there are no student loans; their education is free. I think we should find a way to tax welfare.

Is there any doubt that a Romney administration would favor the rich and increase the income gap in our country? Mitt is a pariah in Mormon Clothing and will stop at nothing to expand an empire of greed for the rich in this country by expanding tax cuts for the 1% of the wealthiest Americans. He’s out to gut the Middle Class for every red cent he can get. Will his sacred Mormon underwear grant him the protection and money to buy this election? See for yourself as Mitt dons his tighty-whities sent down from the Good Lord Himself at

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