Did this bit of audio lose Romney the election? Some people say so, but perhaps putting this on the table is a plus since it sets the issue straight. You have the 53% paying taxes so that the 47% can sponge. If Obama wins this election, this may be the last time income taxpayers will be in the majority in the US and if they are going to change things, now is when it will have to be done. And if ever there was a moment when an incumbent was less deserving of re-election than now, I cannot think when it was.
Yet I must say that Romney said it in a closed room and has not made it a feature of his campaign. And it has been released by Mother Jones which is a particularly left wing rag and it is being spread by the MSM in the belief that it will harm Romney. So the judgment is that it can only hurt the Republican side, but that is still to be seen. I can only think that had it focused group well we would have heard it before so it is not a certain electoral winner. The killer line:
And so my job is not to worry about those people.
Not everything that is true ought to be said. Whether this is a tipping point we shall now no doubt soon see.