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  • Sep 18, 2012
    12:42 PM ET

    Who’s Really in Romney’s “47%”?

    I don’t want to spend too much time on Mitt Romney’s “47% of the people” video, because I hate to kick a guy when he’s got his foot in his mouth. But I do want to point out that in his remarks, Romney was doing more than speaking inelegantly — he was, perhaps unwittingly, taking potshots at some of his most loyal supporters.

    For those who missed it: Mother Jones released a video yesterday that was shot at a private fund-raiser. In it, Romney says that “there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president, no matter what,” in part because they are “dependent upon government.”

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