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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    The other thing that killed Romney was his etch-a-sketch flip flopping on every major issue in order to appease the far right of his party. If Romney had stuck to his principles, he may have won despite the 47% comment. It was a combination of both.
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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Oh yea, I was wondering why I thought he sounded like and elitiest pig back then but it did not sound like it now. Now I remember. But i still dont think it cost him the election.
    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I'm sorry but I think you are referring to the revised version of what he said. This is what he claims he "meant". But if you check the transcript

    “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what...


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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Oh yea, I was wondering why I thought he sounded like and elitiest pig back then but it did not sound like it now. Now I remember. But i still dont think it cost him the election.
    I think, like most loses, it rarely boils down to one thing. Right? I think it definitely contributed though. He was trying to fight that image of being an out of touch snob and then this comes out. Perfect timing.
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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    It wasn't taken out of context at all. What are you talking about? What it did, however, was give the American people a glimpse of the man at his core. And American's didn't like what they saw. Romney was and still is a man who does not have a clue what average every day Americans have to deal with on a daily basis. It was his complete out of touch with the people of this country that cost Romney the election.
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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?
    there were a number of factors, but yeah, it definitely hurt his campaign. basically, he was fighting an image of being a fake, out of touch plutocrat. then a video surfaces of him telling a group of rich guys exactly what they want to hear, and it's nearly impossible to shake that image.

    after watching the documentary on him, he looks a lot more likable as a person. they probably would have done better had they presented that version of Romney. i don't think he truly felt the contempt for half of the country, but the donors certainly do, so he was telling them what he thought they believed in order to get money and support.

    also, a long and brutal primary when the other guy didn't have to go through that was also a major disadvantage.

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I'm sorry but I think you are referring to the revised version of what he said. This is what he claims he "meant". But if you check the transcript

    “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what...


    Not so much
    Everyone has read the transcript.

    He was talking about CAMPAIGNING.

    Obama says lots of things about his political enemies. He could be painted the same. Enough with the demonizing rhetoric.

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Excuse me while I cry over the non workers.
    Oh puh-lease......so you bought into Romney's belief that 47% of the people in this country don't work and scrounge off the government? You really should educate yourself if you really believe that.
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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    there were a number of factors, but yeah, it definitely hurt his campaign. basically, he was fighting an image of being a fake, out of touch plutocrat. then a video surfaces of him telling a group of rich guys exactly what they want to hear, and it's nearly impossible to shake that image.

    after watching the documentary on him, he looks a lot more likable as a person. they probably would have done better had they presented that version of Romney. i don't think he truly felt the contempt for half of the country, but the donors certainly do, so he was telling them what he thought they believed in order to get money and support.

    also, a long and brutal primary when the other guy didn't have to go through that was also a major disadvantage.
    Just another example of Mitt attempting to use the etch-a-sketch to reinvent himself to a group in order to appease them.....THAT was one of his biggest flaws.
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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Everyone has read the transcript.

    He was talking about CAMPAIGNING.

    Obama says lots of things about his political enemies. He could be painted the same. Enough with the demonizing rhetoric.
    Nobody read the transcripts apparently besides you and a few others on here (including me).

    You are exactly correct in what you're saying. He was talking in a room of donors and he was talking about the campaign. I would venture to guess that most on here have no idea what else he said that day to that group of people in that room.

    He was talking about his campaign for the job of POTUS, and nothing more.

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    The only time I recall Romney with a real lead in the polls was after the first debate.

    I do not recall him leading when the video was released; nor do I believe that it 'cost' him the election; it did however help insure the Democrat vote got to the polls as it, out of context or not, confirmed the demonizing; the Democrats have always been very good at using fear to motivate.
    It was pretty close back and forth until Romney played a "gentleman's race" after the storm. Then Christy buried him.

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