"My job is not to worry about those people.
I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and
care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the 5 to 10 percent
in the center that are independents," he said in remarks convincing
donors to write checks for his campaign.
tape was released in the middle of a difficult time for Romney, as his
campaign team on Monday fought off a report of disarray in his inner
circle. The former private-equity executive promised to retool his
message with more specifics on policies.
leaped to try to take advantage of Romney's comments. "It's hard to
serve as president for all Americans when you've disdainfully written
off half the nation," Jim Messina, Obama's campaign manager, said in a
Romney's campaign said
the Republican is concerned about Americans who are poor and unemployed.
"Mitt Romney wants to help all Americans struggling in the Obama
economy," Gail Gitcho, Romney's campaign communications director, said
in a statement issued in response to a request for comment.
Jones did not say when or where the video was taken, to protect the
identity of the person who recorded it. It did say Romney's remarks had
been made at some point after he clinched the Republican presidential
nomination in April.
used his remarks to discuss with the donors his strategy for appealing
to undecided or independent voters by stressing disappointment with
that we have to get, they want to believe they did the right thing, but
he just wasn't up to the task. They love the phrase that he's 'over his
head,'" Romney said in the video.
Democratic National Committee also distributed separately a clip from
the video in which Romney jokes that he would fare better in the
election if he were Latino. Romney's father was born in Mexico.
"Had he been born of Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot of winning this," Romney said in the video tape.
strategists view Obama's large lead among Hispanic voters as possibly
the key to his winning the election on November 6 and Romney has been
working to increase his support among them.
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