Romney sticks his foot in his mouth often

You have to wonder about US Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney.

If he kept his mouth shut, he probably would have a decent chance of becoming the next President of the US. But he keeps on opening his big mouth.

He said on the 17th: “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. There are 47 percent who are with him [Obama], who are dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing.”

Actually, according to CNN statistics, it is about 46.4%. But many of these people aren’t paying taxes because of a lack or low income and they are not all Democrats. While those who are rich enough are using tax loopholes found in the sixteen [!!!] volumes of IRS regulations to try and avoid paying taxes. I’m sure Romney’s accountant used some loopholes for his taxes. Meanwhile with that 47% in his pocket – if the percentage was all for him – would be true, Obama would be guaranteed the presidency.

When the video footage emerged online, Romney held a brief news conference late Monday in which he said his comments were “off the cuff” and “not elegantly stated.” Uh huh.

He also got in hot water by saying that: “One is the one which I’ve had for some time, which is that the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.”

Finally, a video clips also show Romney joking that he would be more successful in his White House bid if his father were actually Latino, rather than having been born in Mexico to missionary parents from the United States.   “But he [Romney’s dad] was born in Mexico … and, uh, had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot at winning this,” Romney said. “But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. … I mean I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.”

Let’s just say this won’t help him getting the Latino vote either.

Although the first one actually occurred a short while ago, the other two are within the past week. He started off recently tied with Obama but now Obama has a 6 point lead – and this is prior to these comments coming out.

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One Response to Romney sticks his foot in his mouth often

  1. drndark says:

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