Pro-Obama ‘Super PAC’ Uses ‘47%’ Comment to Strafe Romney
“Even Republicans are criticizing Mitt Romney for his attacks on 47% of the American public,” says a gravelly voiced male narrator.
A clip of Romney then plays: “There are 47% of the people … who believe that they are victims … so my job is not to worry about those people — I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
“One hundred fifty million Americans: seniors, veterans, the disabled,” the narrator says. “Romney attacked them when he thought no one else was listening.”
The ad is part of a $1.25-million radio campaign that will begin airing in Ohio and Virginia this week. Priorities USA Action, which had its best fundraising month in August, has financed a relentless press of attacks against Romney’s business record and personal finances.
Its strategy has helped reinforce similar attacks being leveled by the official Obama campaign and Obama himself.
“I don’t believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims who never take responsibility for their own lives,” Obama said Wednesday in Ohio.