Plouffe questions Romney's disavowal of "47%" remarks
October 5th, 2012
12:09 PM ET
10 years ago

Plouffe questions Romney's disavowal of "47%" remarks

Washington (CNN) - In brief comments to reporters on Friday, White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe questioned the credibility of Mitt Romney’s most recent attempts to distance himself from controversial comments delivered at a private fundraiser last May.

“I think he said they were inelegant,” Plouffe said, referring to Romney’s initial reaction to recordings of his “47%” comments. “There is no elegant way to attack half the country, say they’re victims, say they won’t take responsibility. These are teachers. These are veterans. These are seniors. And the most important thing is his policies reflect that approach and that disdain because his entire economic philosophy is geared toward the very wealthy and burdening the middle class.”


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  1. MIllerG

    I couldn't believe Romney actually blames Obama for high gas prices. What – did he think Obama has set the recent fires in the refineries????

    October 5, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ Jenn
    Not being the "Christian" that I hope to be tomorrow (lol! wink, wink) I hope that somehow, someway they will be able to bring up the 47% statement anyway, as his so-called disavowal has gone over like a lead balloon!

    October 5, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
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