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|Romney should plow ahead|
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney came under fire this week in the national media over some remarks he made at a private fundraiser months ago. President Obama and his re-election team piled on, too.
According to a video released by the Leftist outlet Mother Jones, Romney said some 47 percent of the electorate supports President Obama because they are dependent upon government. He said those voters believe they are victims and believe the government is responsible for caring for them. He described them as demanding of entitlements and said they do not pay income tax.
What the media did not report is Romney elaborated on his comments and clarified that he did not consider individuals who receive Social Security payments and rely on Medicare for their health insurance as part of that 47 percent. Those who receive veteran's benefits are not part of it either, Romney said.
Romney should have made those points crystal clear before he opened his mouth and commented on the welfare state mentality that has consumed the populace in too many corners, but that's beside the point.
The point is the national media made up its mind long ago that it must do anything and everything imaginable to paint Romney as incapable of serving as president. The media's treatment of the 47 percent remarks is another example of it.
The other point is Romney simply told the truth about a vast number of people who support Obama. And the fact of the matter is scores of Obama supporters are individuals who harbor the misguided notion that they are entitled to receive the government's largesse, void of being required to earn it.
Without a doubt, Romney touched a nerve with his comments at that private fundraiser months ago, and we suspect the Obama campaign and the media reacted the way they did because they know Romney was right on target.
And that's why Romney should keep telling the truth about Obama's core base of support.