Romney: 47% Remark 'Completely Wrong'
He walks back remarks in Fox News interview
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2012 12:58 AM CDT
Updated Oct 5, 2012 6:00 AM CDT
Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign event in Virginia.   (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

(Newser) – President Obama didn't bring up Mitt Romney's "47%" remarks during their debate Wednesday night, so the response Romney had waiting went to Fox's Sean Hannity instead. "Clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question-and-answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right," Romney said when asked what he would have said to Obama. "In this case, I said something that's just completely wrong." Romney stressed that he cares about "the 100%," Politico reports.

"I absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that I care about 100% and that’s been demonstrated throughout my life," Romney told Hannity. “And this whole campaign is about the 100%. When I become president it will be about helping the 100%." Romney was secretly recorded at a fundraiser in May saying 47% of Americans are dependent on government and see themselves as victims, and pundits from both left and right were surprised when Obama didn't raise the subject during the debate.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Your Take
21%
25%
3%
1%
49%
0%
49% of people agree
that it's Brilliant
Check Out Another Brilliant Story
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 183 comments
MSCOTTASHLEY
Oct 6, 2012 12:17 PM CDT
To say that we didn't didn't get it right, that it was misinterpreted is insulting. Romney is a bully and talks down to everybody. Excuse me Mitt, you are not my boss and you can kiss my ass.
IamNylE
Oct 6, 2012 1:09 AM CDT
Romney sucks....
greenlantern1
Oct 5, 2012 5:32 PM CDT
Over 200 marines were murdered, in their barracks, at Beirut, Lebanon! Reagan was president. Anyone tell Romney yet?