Romney explains himself
Governor Romney appeared this afternoon on Fox News to address the kerfuffle that arose as a result of his comments to potential donors on the video (released yesterday) that we discussed in class. As you know, Romney was criticized by both Democrats and some Republicans for saying the 47% Americans believe they are “victims who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they’re entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing, to you name it.” Governor Romney went on to say, “my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for for their lives.”
So in the following selection from his television interview this afternoon, Governor Romney attempts to explain his remarks on the video and his overall position on the role of government in the US. Do you believe that Romney has sufficiently addressed this topic and that it will no longer be an issue in the campaign?