Barack Obama released a new ad today in key swing states Virginia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Iowa and Nevada. The ad, titled “Fair Share,” addressed Mitt Romney’s comments about the 47 percent of Americans he claimed “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.”
Supporters of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan at a rally in Dover, N.H. on Tuesday defended Romney’s “47 percent” comments:
“The 47 percent — they’re not paying any taxes, so they don’t have any incentive to support him,” Jim Pacocha, a 70-year-old retiree from southern New Hampshire, said when asked about the remarks Romney made at a fundraiser in May.
“Once it gets past the tipping point, we’re going to be as bad as any European, socialist country,” he added.
I take every vote very very seriously in my Senate race. There’s not a portion of society that I don’t believe I can’t capture if I get a chance to talk to them. I have a very different view of the world, because of how I was raised.”
- Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), speaking publicly about his differences with the recently released video of presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying that 47 percent of Americans are ‘dependent’ on the government. Heller is the third Republican running for Senate to distance himself from Romney’s comments, joining Sen. Scott Brown (Mass.) and Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon.