"Mitt Romney wants to help all Americans struggling in the Obama economy. As the governor has made clear all year, he is concerned about the growing number of people who are dependent on the federal government, including the record number of people who are on food stamps, nearly one in six Americans in poverty, and the 23 million Americans who are struggling to find work," Romney spokesperson Gail Gitcho said in a statement. "Mitt Romney's plan creates 12 million new jobs in four years, grows the economy and moves Americans off of government dependency and into jobs."That would be the completely non-responsive response to the jaw-dropping no-longer-secret video of Mitt Romney saying:
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.And:
My heritage, my dad as you probably know was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico, and, uh, had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot at winning this. [Rich donors cracking up]And:
But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. He lieved there for a number of years. And, uh, uh, I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be, uh ... Latino.
We ... we, uh, use Ann sparingly right now so that people don't get tired of her.And it took the Romney campaign a whole lot of hours to come up with that non-response response. To be fair to Mitt, of course, it's not like knowing exactly how to respond when Americans are under attack in Libya. That's easy! Just blame President Obama. But when Mitt's caught on tape being a dick, even for Mitt? Yeah, well, they'll have to think about that one and then spout out some completely unrelated talking points about America and stuff.
Worst presidential campaign EVER.
See the video here. This is an open thread.