Romney: Comments in newly released video badly state

By REUTERS
September 18, 2012 05:42

 
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COSTA MESA - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Monday that disparaging remarks he made about supporters of President Barack Obama in a secretly filmed video were not well stated but he did not back away from them.

"It's not elegantly stated. Let me put it that way," Romney said at a hastily arranged news conference in California to respond to his latest stumble on the campaign trail. In the video Romney was shown telling fundraisers he has no way of attracting support from 47 percent of US voters because they are dependent on government and pay no taxes.

However, he did not back away from his comments and said it was a message that he would continue to carry. "Frankly, my discussion about lowering taxes isn't as attractive to them and therefore I'm not likely to draw them into my campaign as those in the middle," he said.

"This is really more about the political process of winning the election and of course I want to help all Americans have a bright and prosperous future and I'm convinced that the president's approach has not done that and will not do that."

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