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article imagePresidential vote count released, Romney got 47 percent

By JohnThomas Didymus     Jan 5, 2013 in Politics
AP released the final presidential vote count Friday. Romney got 47 percent of the popular vote (47.2 percent). Recalling his "47 percent" remark during the election campaign, many say it a case of Karma, or simply that life has an ironic sense of humor.
Digital Journal reported the story of the hidden camera video clip posted by the website Mother Jones, which showed Romney, then GOP presidential hopeful, telling donors at a closed door meeting that 47 per cent of American voters will vote for his opponent Obama, "no matter what" because they are people "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... And they will vote for this president no matter what... These are people who pay no income tax."
Romney added: "My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
Digital Journal also reported that after the uproar that threatened to engulf his campaign, Romney, in a desperate attempt to salvage the situation, said in a Fox News interview: "Well, clearly in a campaign, with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question-and-answer sessions, now and then you’re going to say something that doesn't come out right. In this case, I said something that’s just completely wrong."
He added: "And I absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that I care about 100 percent and that’s been demonstrated throughout my life. And this whole campaign is about the 100 percent."
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