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September 18, 2012 / needhamgrassroots

Romney Stands By “Freeloader” Comments

from BREAKING: Romney Stands By Controversial Comments, Claims He Says The Same Thing In Public | ThinkProgress – (9/17/2012)

At a hastily arranged press conference on Monday night, Romney stood by controversial comments he made at a private fundraiser in May, saying that his remarks were “not elegantly stated” and spoken “off the cuff.” “This is something I talk about a good deal in rallies and speeches and so forth,” Romney claimed, adding “The president’s approach is attractive to people who are not paying taxes.” The former Massachusetts governor took just three questions, walking away when asked if his claims that almost half of Americans see themselves as “victims” represent his “core convictions” and what he believes. From reporter Holly Bailey, who was on the scene:

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