Mitt Romney was filmed at a fundraiser sneering that he didn’t need to care about the 47% of Americans that don’t pay federal income tax. Subsequently, whilst it appeared that he was embarrassed by the remarks he only apologised for the tone and not the content. Romney failed to grasp that out of the real figure of 47% this included senior citizens and members of the armed forces in addition to job seekers and others that repulse him.
This comes days after his gaffe about his guess that middle-income American families earned $250,000 (which is not far from Obama’s estimate but somehow everyone overlooked his gaffe) and Romney also kept up his deaf ear to world politics by declaring that Palestinians didn’t want peace.
Even hardline Republicans are calling for him to step down after these most recent remarks it will be interesting to see what happens next!