In an interview with CNN, former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said he was “very upset” over his infamous comments that “there are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what,” because they are “dependent on government,” and “believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing.”
When asked, “Didn’t you spend a lot of time kicking yourself?” after making the remarks, Romney admitted he did regret his comments, “I was very upset. There were a number of times I said things that didn’t come out right.”
“Everything you say is being recorded” in a political campaign today, unlike 25 or 30 years ago.”
Translation: 30 years ago it was much easier to lie and to get away with it. It was also easier to play into what the campaign donors wanted to hear with no real threat of it being leaked to the public.
“Now and then things don’t come out exactly the way you want them to come out, they don’t sound the way you thought they sounded. And now with a good opposition campaign, they grab it, they blow it up. Maybe they take it a bit out of context. Maybe they don’t but it obviously is paraded in a way you hadn’t intended. That’s just the nature of politics today, and you have to get over it and live with it.”
Shut the front door! “…paraded in a way you hadn’t intended,”??????
He didn’t intend for his real views to become public and let’s just be clear about that. He was sitting in a room full of big money donors and he told them what they wanted to hear and we all know it really is how Romney feels. Thankfully, it cost him the election.
Social media is changing the political landscape. The truth is out there and when people are being served a big plate of bullshit, they’re pretty quick to catch on. Yay!