If Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is looking for another way of getting more social media attention from his campaign, this YouTube video from Mother Jones is probably not helping him.
He tells a group of millionaire donors in brief: “There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on the government, who believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to take care for them…so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Even though he seemingly dismisses a large segment of the voter population, it doesn’t end there. Another part of the speech on the Mother Jones YouTube site also has Romney criticizing Obama’s “hope and change” theme for his first presidential election. The “47 percent” segment of his speech has been watched by more than 1 million people and panned throughout social media.
In response, the Obama campaign also made a video of their own highlighting Romney’s speech to donors. They sent a camera on a busy urban area taping how people responded to his “47 percent” remarks. Obviously, the reaction from the video was of shock and disgust.
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