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Wall Street Journal

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels argued in a Friday speech that “the most critical moment of the whole dreary campaign” for president was the release of Mitt Romney‘s videotaped comments to campaign donors.

At a forum hosted by the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale, Gov. Daniels said, “In one of those imaginary private occasions that no longer exist for people in public life, Governor Romney memorably discussed the 47% of Americans who, he said, are dependent on government and therefore would never vote for him. In his post-mortem after the election, he reportedly extended this theme, saying that too many people had allowed their votes to be bought with promises of someone else’s money.”

Mr. Daniels, who is concluding his second term before assuming the presidency of Purdue University, said that Mr. Romney “was right about the origin of his problem but wrong about its essence. Without doubt, we have a significant number of Americans for whom dependence and something for nothing have become a way of life. But they were far from 47% in number, and would have voted for the incumbent President under any circumstances.”

The outgoing Hoosier governor, who many Republicans had hoped might mount his own campaign for president in 2012, continued his post-mortem: “I believe that the self-inflicted fatal blow of Mr. Romney’s statement came among Americans who find themselves in receipt of some form of government transfer, but reject or even despise the notion that they are permanent parasites for doing so. Think of people on Social Security earned through a lifetime of honest toil; of men thrown out of work by a reeling, mismanaged economy and desperately trying to find new employment while on unemployment insurance; of young families, including active duty military personnel, working hard but still accepting food stamps which, for the moment, they legitimately need to provide adequately for their families.”

 

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  1. Carlos The Jackal

    December 5th, 2012

    “Think of people on Social Security earned through a lifetime of honest toil; of men thrown out of work by a reeling, mismanaged economy and desperately trying to find new employment while on unemployment insurance; of young families, including active duty military personnel, working hard but still accepting food stamps which, for the moment, they legitimately need to provide adequately for their families.”

    Not the people Mitt was speaking of, moron.
    A hand UP when one is truly in need is freely given by those members of the truly enlightened portion of our society. Generational handouts, for people that are able bodied but too damn lazy to work? Well, at some point EVERYONE gets tired of being taken advantage of, no matter how charitable they are.

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  2. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 5th, 2012

    …of men thrown out of work by a reeling, mismanaged economy and desperately trying to find new employment while on unemployment insurance…

    Is Governor Daniels saying that the unemployed didn’t vote for Romney? I’d be willing to bet that most of the unemployed DID vote for Romney. But that was easily countered by the zillions on welfare and other gov’t aid that the democrats make sure go to their voters.

    Easily solved. If you take any money in aid from the gov’t, you don’t get to vote. That would have cut 30 million votes from 0bama.

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  3. serfer62

    December 5th, 2012

    Alternate suggestions
    1) Hand picked by The Establishment
    2) More venomouis to fellow party contenders then the oposition
    3) The only GOP to endorse & enact preObamaCare
    4) Projected Whimpiness
    5) Used the mccain style of advisors
    6) Detained the Tea Party people
    7) Showed comtempt for the most acclaimed Conservative…Sarah Palin
    8) Used Boehner tocrush convention floor from input

    Sorry I gotta go, coffees ready

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