Martin Bashir | November 05, 2012
>>> it's time now to clear the air. the debates are long gone. the campaigning is almost over . both candidates agree the most important election in recent history is upon us . where do we stand? for the president there is slow but solid improvement in almost all the economic indices from consumer confidence to housing to the workplace. he promised to bring two wars to an end and he did. when nobody would offer a lifeline to an auto industry that was drowning he jumped in himself to save an industry that had almost died. he promised to reinvigorate the hunt for the man responsible for 9/11. and now the body of osama bin laden lies at the bottom of the north arabian sea . so that's the president of the united states . but what of his challenger mitt romney ? well, we could spend hours trying to decipher what he really believes, but in the absence of true convictions, his candidacy is probably best summed up by the number 47 . mitt romney was born in 1947 . and 47 is all you need to know about him in theory and in practice. in practice when he was governor of massachusetts , his state was 47th in job creation . 47th. he tells us now that a 20% tax cut will miraculously create jobs but economists say this is nonsense. and we know his record in practice, 47th. but perhaps more troubling is mitt romney 's view of the nation. in the safety of a guilded fund raiser in florida he revealed what he thinks of this country. here's what he said in his own words.
>> there are 47% who are with him. who are dependent upon government who believe they are victims, who believe government has a responsibility to care for them. that they're entitled to health care , food, housing, you name it.
>> mr. romney derides 47% almost half the nation as his victims in hopeless scrounges. his state was 47th in job creation . that's all you need to know about mitt romney .