Romney fundraiser video causing media uproar
Fmr. New Hampshire governor John Sununu speaks out
- Duration 5:38
- Date Sep 18, 2012
Fmr. New Hampshire governor John Sununu speaks out
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Also developing right now we're expecting new video from a secretly taped meeting between governor Romney and his supporters.
Critics hitting mr.
Romney after he is heard saying that the 47% of voters who support the president typically depends on the government for a check.
Some of the reaction has been dramatic look at some of the headlines.
From Bloomberg today in an opinion column today.
Mitt Romney lost the election the Washington Post quote the Romney campaign is in trouble.
Business insider also headlining a similar message quote Romney's remarks reveal fatal flaw.
Joining me now former New Hampshire governor John Sununu a senior Romney advisor governor welcome back to the program.
You -- want to talk to -- about the independent bloc and the democratic base doesn't seem like the Republicans are -- care much about this but the Democrats need to fire up their base.
Is -- gonna help.
Look the real story behind these comments the fact that.
It's -- what's behind it is President Obama is very deliberate attempt to do class warfare as part of his campaign strategy.
It's its President Obama who has decided to divide the electorate.
Down those levels.
He has said that we have to get more are out of the -- he condemns success he tells the job creators they didn't build it.
Now Mitt Romney quantified -- at -- at 4747.
And the liberal media says that's the story.
This story is that this is in in all of my life.
There has never been a president.
Who use its class warfare as aggressively as Obama.
He -- race warfare against Hillary Clinton and she said shame on you Obama and the public should be saying shame on you Obama for class warfare.
-- just put the numbers on the table.
The problem with it with a governor Romney's comments is -- sounds like he's one of the people who bought into the class warfare.
And he describes in this video 47% of the American people as -- quote victims.
That's -- -- -- Well again he apologize for the in elegance of his language but if you look at the polls today you would talk and the rest -- it.
His numbers are about 4747.
Gallup is around 4747.
Out as -- some.
They -- plus or minus one but the point is is the numbers are exactly what Mitt Romney was saying there is a division down the middle.
And he and Obama are going to fight.
For the six or 7%.
That is -- represented by 4747.
It is time we understood that the obsession.
That the liberal media has on this is like they did last week when we had the death of an ambassador for American's total.
We had demonstrations around the world showing the failure of the Obama foreign policy.
They were arguing whether or not Romney's message was a half -- too early.
There is an insanity to the reporting of this election.
When the big issues ought to be debated like unemployment.
23 million Americans out of work.
The fact that Americans are so discouraged -- -- not looking for work those -- the things we should be talking about.
Not some kids videotape.
The other thing that got around he said -- among the others that that is controversially he said in speaking again of that 47%.
Dependent on the government.
My job is not to worry about those people all never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives if you watch some of the left wing press last night governor at it that narrative became.
Governor Romney doesn't care about.
Folks who received veterans' benefits.
He doesn't care about senior citizens who receive Medicare doesn't care about the poor receive Medicaid doesn't care about.
People who receive literally we lurch wheelchairs through their Medicare program now that's who he's talking about and -- -- -- That's not who always talking about it was talking about the fact that the electorate is a hard 47 for him a hard 47.
For Obama and that what his job is as a campaign there is to fight to fight for the middle six or 7% of.
Let me just an epidemic and I get that you made that point but the piece of the language is.
I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives and the implication is that if you are in that 47 present.
You don't take personal responsibility care for your life.
Well I I think that what you're looking at is is basically a response to the Obama administration that in essence is so proud of itself.
-- putting bad Julia web online which says we can take care review.
From cradle to grave and I and I think the governor was just expressing frustration that there's a lot of people for whom that message is the message.
He has to go after the people that understand the difference between big government policies and free enterprise policies and that's the message he was trying to -- You know when you listen to that videotape he -- a bit of a different Mitt Romney he seems relaxed he seems very comfortable with that message the controversial though it has proven to be.
And as some of the conservatives have come out today governor saying.
-- -- and we want to see that governor Romney on the trail who.
Embraces a principle that says look -- sort of it's it's it's the workers and the takers.
To some extent in this country and he should go with that message is that how he feels.
And is that what we're likely to see.
Well I think what you're seeing is a governor Romney that understands that in a campaign you have to deal with the environment as it exists and you have a liberal media out there.
Is looking for the tiniest little wart.
That they can blow up into a giant cancer and I understand.
That he's got to be a little bit more guarded with what he says in the explicit language he uses.
The big message is Obama has failed this country economically it's got to be fixed and Mitt Romney's the guy to do it.
-- and thank you pleasure seeing you.