During a Monday night press conference, Mitt Romney raced to defend the damaging remarks he made in a secret video leaked by liberal magazine Mother Jones. ("There are 47 percent who are with [Obama]," Romney says in the video, "who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them... [M]y job is is not to worry about those people.") In his damage-control presser, the Republican said that though his comments were hardly "elegantly stated," he stands by the basic premise behind his speech. Romney also requested that the group that leaked the clip release the full video so that voters can understand the context. Mother Jones has agreed to do so.
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