September 18th, 2012
03:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Borger: What’s wrong with Romney the candidate

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is CNN's chief political analyst, appearing regularly on shows such as "AC360˚" "The Situation Room," "John King, USA" and "State of the Union."

(CNN) - In watching Mitt Romney's painful - and self-destructive - gaffe about the "47 percenters," it at first seemed inexplicable, as if the man was writing off half of the electorate.

Never mind that the self-declared "victims" he's talking about include seniors (who actually voted Republican in 2010) and veterans (many of whom might be inclined to vote for the GOP). Or that they're also people who work hard and pay their payroll taxes, and might be getting some tax benefits for their children.

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  1. Rick McDaniel

    Is Gloria totally out of it? She thinks seniors are included in that?

    Here's a news flash, Gloria......most seniors pay taxes. That's because most seniors have something OTHER than SS to live on, because if they don't, they can't live at all!

    What makes you think veterans don't pay taxes?

    Wow. CNN's people are totally LOSING it!

    September 18, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  2. nick stavros

    He was also speaking at Romney's funeral as well, he just didn't know it yet. Because that skit buried him.

    September 18, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    Which one of his wives? the on one the trail? or One of the others hiding in his many many houses?

    September 18, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  4. Hammerer

    Listen to the freeloaders scream.

    September 18, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
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