2nd UPDATE: 10:09 p.m. EDT: The following breaking news alert was filed by the Associated Press: BREAKING: Romney: Comment calling Americans ‘victims’ was ‘not elegantly stated,’ spoken ‘off the cuff’
Interestingly (and disappointingly, in my opinion), it appears Mr. Romney’s campaign office called a hastily scheduled press conference that prevented live television coverage.
Moreover, Mr. Romney’s statement suggests he is defending his remarks. He reportedly also stated late tonight that he often delivers a similar message in public; we can expect the media that cover him on a daily basis to examine the veracity of those words.
1st UPDATE: 9:58 p.m. EDT: Mitt Romney will hold a media conference in moments to address the comments that were recorded.
ORIGINAL POST: The voice certainly sounds like Mitt Romney’s.
The image in the background certainly resembles Mitt Romney.
So, what is Mitt Romney doing delivering a less-than-kind assessment of some Americans? Does he really think almost half of Americans are tax dodgers and dependent upon government?
And also tell me what this video does to the presidential election. (And don’t answer that through your political lens; answer it with more honesty than that!) Here’s my assessment: Feeds the image of a heartless man who has no regard for Joe and Josephine American and who has only his — and his cronies’ — interests in mind.