The Republican told a group of donors that the 47 per cent of Americans who do who do not pay income tax would automatically support President Barack Obama because they “believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it”.
“My job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives,” Mr Romney says in the video, which was filmed surreptitiously and leaked to Mother Jones magazine.
The footage, shot by an unknown film maker, is potentially explosive for the multimillionaire former private equity executive who is often caricatured by Democrats as a wealthy man out of touch with the hardships of everyday Americans.
It reportedly shows Mr Romney addressing wealthy donors earlier this year and speaking candidly about his strategy of focusing on the small sliver of the population that remains undecided ahead of November’s election and not attempting to win over low income voters.
Well this is certainly interesting. Check out the video below.