Romney's father was a '47 percenter,' mom confirms in video
Republican congressional candidates are running from him. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez runs from him. Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan calls his campaign "incompetent." Republican kingmaker Karl Rove says he needs to "be careful." Even running mate Paul Ryan even said said his comments were "obviously inarticulate."
Now even his own mother is distancing herself from Mitt Romney's assessment of the "47 percent" of Americans who pay no [federal] income tax as people "who are dependent on government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has responsibility to take care of them, who believe they are entitled to food, to housing, to you name it. It's an entitlement and that the government should give it to them, and they will vote for this president no matter what."
BuzzFeed has found a video (via the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library) of Romney's late mother Lenore giving an impassioned endorsement of her husband, George, during his 1962 successful run for governor of Michigan.
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