Text Onscreen: Recently, Mitt Romney held a high dollar fundraiser behind closed doors.Ouch. LOL.
Over images of people on the street putting in earbuds and looking at a laptop, text onscreen: We asked Americans what they thought about what he said to his donors...
Video clip of Romney at fundraiser, interspersed with reactions of people on the street who look dismayed. Romney says: "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right—there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. ... And so my job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them."
Cut to a young black opposite-sex couple. The man says, "Wowwww," and rubs his chin. Cut to a young woman who appears to be white (Woman 1), who says, "I actually felt sick to my stomach." Cut to a younger middle-aged woman with light skin (Woman 2), who says, "I don't like it." Cut to a young woman with light skin (Woman 3), who says, "It shows that he's out of touch if he thinks that half of the country is feeling like, feels like victims." Cut back to Woman 2: "Victims? I wouldn't say so. I don't think that's part of the American fabric." An older woman who appears to be white says (Woman 4), "I'm not looking for a hand-out." Cut back to Woman 1, who says, "I don't think anybody's ever looking for a hand-out. I think that we all want chances and opportunities." Cut back to black couple; the man says, "If as a president, you try to separate by demographics, separate by classes, you know, you're not really a president." Cut back to Woman 1: "I think the fact that Mitt Romney made all these comments behind closed doors really shows his character." Cut back to Women 2: "I just think that it sends a bad message. I think that it's not the person that I would want representing me." Cut back to Woman 4: "That isn't somebody who I'm thinking, 'Oh, I want him as my president.'"
Text Onscreen: Obama | Biden. Team Truth.
Posted by Melissa McEwan at Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Meanwhile, here is the Obama campaign's newest ad, titled "47 Percent"...