Irony Alert: Romney May End Up With 47% of Votes
It's a 'perfect conclusion' to Romney saga: Greg Sargent
By Liam Carnahan, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2012 7:22 AM CST
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves to supporters before conceding at his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Boston.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(Newser) – Mitt Romney's favorite percentage may come back to haunt him. Votes have only been completely tallied in 10 states thus far, and it's looking more and more like Romney will finish with just under 47.5% of the vote, writes Greg Sargent for the Washington Post. When rounded, that would put the final tally at 51% to 47%, a poetic if painful echo of his infamous 47% comment. That conclusion isn't a certain one yet, but as of yesterday morning, new votes from Maryland dropped Romney to 47.56%, and a hefty number of additional votes from New York and California could send that figure down a bit more.

Sargent thinks it would be a fitting end to the "Romney political saga." He writes, "If Romney’s described electorate—the job creators and the makers of America who were supposed to be enraged at all the moochers and the takers—ends up totaling 47%, we will have come full circle."

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Jespersen
Nov 21, 2012 7:14 PM CST
Who cares? Thank the good Lord he did not win.
markus_t
Nov 21, 2012 7:10 PM CST
Romney's comment wasn't too bright. However, Obama's response to it was somewhat ironic also. I like what this post said http://antifeministsite.blogspot.com/2012/09/obama-education-policy-of-discrimination.html "It is truly ironic Obama responded to Mitt Romney's infamous '47% of Americans are moochers' comment by stating "If you want to be president you’ve got to work for everybody, not just for some." Obama doesn't work for men. He doesn't represent them. He offers men nothing but hypocrisy and discrimination." This guy really doesn't represent men in my opinion. His campaign speeches emphasized this fact.
JT119
Nov 21, 2012 6:19 PM CST
You are in no way pragmatic if you considered romney a great candidate, that was the most politacally illiterate candidate I have ever seen running for such a high office, it would have been disastrous for this country quite frankly the world if this guy won the election,