WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Republican presidential
Obama - almost half of U.S. voters - as people who live off
government handouts and do not "care for their lives," in a
potentially damaging video.
"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," Romney
said in a hidden-camera video of his remarks at a private
fundraiser earlier this year posted on Monday on the left-wing
Mother Jones magazine's website.
"My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never
convince them they should take personal responsibility and care
for their lives. What I have to do is convince the 5 to 10
percent in the center that are independents," he said in remarks
convincing donors to write checks for his campaign.