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Corn: Romney ‘may get his wish’

Last night, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made this request regarding the videos at Mother Jones that show him making some candid remarks about his campaign at a fundraiser:

By the way, whoever has released the snippets would, I would certainly appreciate if they’d release the whole tape so we could see all of it.

The motive for that request is context. In the fundraiser, Romney is seen saying this:

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 the 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.… These are people who pay no income tax.

The full video, Romney suggests, will tell the country more about just what prompted those words and what followed them as well.

David Corn, the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones, tells the Erik Wemple Blog of Romney’s full-video request: “He may get his wish,” says Corn. Pressed for details, Corn, who broke the story, declined to elaborate.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.


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