Obama’s new ad hits on Romney’s “47 percent” gaffe, tax returns: This battleground-state ad, only running in Ohio, serves up the kind of criticism that a comment like Mitt’s makes obvious: “Doesn’t the President have to worry about everyone?” Romney’s tax returns also take a hit. (ht USA Today)
I’ve got a very effective campaign. It’s doing a very good job. But not everything I say is elegant. And — and I want to make it very clear, I want to help 100% of the American people.Mitt Romney • Speaking to Scott Pelley on “60 Minutes” regarding his campaign. Regarding whether his campaign needs a turnaround, he disagrees. “Well, it doesn’t need a turnaround,” he explained. “We’ve got a campaign which is tied with an incumbent president to [sic] the United States.” Romney says that he’s polling within the margin of error. While Obama is leading on the spread, according to RealClearPolitics, the two candidates are tied in two recent polls.
I don’t think there’s any way on the face of the Earth Mitt Romney wins the presidential…Has anybody ever thought Mitt Romney would be president of the United States? Come on.Nancy Pelosi, in an interview with reporters. She added that Romney “wanted to be president of the United States, but he’s never had any call to service, any aspirations. He just wanted to be president.” Earlier this month, Pelosi made similar comments.
On alternative energy, Mitt Romney just endorsed Hitler’s method of liquifying coal. Not a joke.
“Liquified coal. Gosh, Hitler during the second World War…”
Things no politician should ever say: Oh, that Hitler, he had such great ideas!
1 or 2 minutes are missing from the leaked Romney video, according the journalist who obtained it. Mother Jones’ David Corn says his source told him that the recording device “inadvertently shut down or timed-out” during Romney’s speech, and had to be turned back on. "[A]t most, one to two minutes were missed,” Corn told Politico. In response, the conservative activists at Breitbart.com denounced the video’s legitimacy, saying that “there is new reason to suspect manipulation” on the part of Mother Jones when “a large portion of video” is missing. Mother Jones released a total of 67 minutes of video from the event, so the missing footage would amount to roughly 3% of the complete product.
Mother Jones has released another snippet from the secretly-recorded video of Mitt Romney’s remarks during a May 17 fundraiser. In the latest clip, Mitt Romney explains why he believes the pursuit of peace between Palestine and Israel is pointless, and his lack of belief in a two-state solution. Instead, Romney believes the United States should “hope for some degree of stability, but [recognize] that this is going to remain an unsolved problem.” The Republican presidential nominee’s problems just seem to have a way of compounding, don’t they? source
corysblog says: I really don’t see anything non-factual about this video. Everyone paying attention knows that the country’s vote is split pretty much half and half, but was Romney wrong for stating that fact? Isn’t it true that 47 percent of Americans people don’t pay income taxes and are more inclined vote for the President? If this video sinks Romney’s chance at the Presidency it will be because of the spin placed on it and not the actual content.
» Dave Weigel says: ”Romney is conflating the people who pay no net income tax with the people so dependent on government aid that they have to vote for Obama. But these aren’t the same people! Most of the ‘lucky duckies,’ to use the classic WSJ term, are old people who subsist on Social Security. Elderly voters broke big for Republicans in 2010. Scores of poor whites who benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit vote for Republicans.” — Ernie @ SFB