Mitt Romney-Barack Obama Video War Continues: Words Exchanged, Points Sort of Made

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is seeking to divert attention from a certain viral video that leaked this week by directing your attention to ... another viral video that leaked this week. Give it up for the Internet!

In damage control mode after a video from a private May 2012 fundraiser showed Romney saying 47 percent of voters are entitled and dependent on government handouts, Mitt pointed to a 1998 clip of President Obama saying he believes in redistribution.

"The president's view is one of larger government, there's a tape that came out today where the president's saying he likes redistribution," he told Fox News.

"I disagree. I think a society based upon a nation where government plays a larger and larger role, redistributes money, that's the wrong course for America."

The audio file was first posted on The Drudge Report, a conservative site run by Matt Drudge, a close friend of Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades.

Romney used the audio to try and paint Obama as the head of a government taking "from some" to "give to the others," an "entirely foreign concept."

"I know there's a divide in the country," Romney continued. "I know that some believe that government should take from some and give to the others. I think the president makes it clear in the tape that was released today that that's what he believes."

Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt fired back:

"The Romney campaign is so desperate to change the subject that they've gone back to the failed playbook co-authored by Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber."

"Fourteen years ago, then-Senator Obama was making an argument for a more efficient, more effective government - specifically citing city government agencies that he didn't believe were working effectively."

"He believed then, and believes now, that there are steps we can take to promote opportunity and ensure that all Americans have a fair shot if they work hard."

"Unlike Governor Romney, President Obama doesn't believe that if you're a student who applies for a loan you're looking for a handout."

Romney stood by the comments in the leaked video, and it appears Obama is doing the same (subtly noting that his was from 1998, not 2012).

It remains to be seen whether either is any sort of game changer in a tight, contentious election certain to go down to the wire November 6.

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TRUE- I HAVE BEEN VOTING FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS.NEVER HAVE ENDURED A PRESIDENTS RACE MENTIONED SO OFTEN.RACISM IS ALIVE,UNFORTUNATELY.WHITE PEEP ARE RIDICULOUS.

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Most Obama haters are either rich or racist or both.After the fact they will say they are not racist-yet let me point out they cannot comment bout Obama without mentioning race.

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When I took over Corning Revere the store was in negative profit margin. Working productively for 5yrs., I turned profit. Growth takes time. Give Obama more time. He has good intentions for everybody.

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ROMNEY BEING CROWN PRESIDENT WILL REFLECT HOW DEEPLY SICK OUR NATION IS.OBAMA HAS NOT DONE ANY TRUE HARM TO OUR NATION.WE ARE BETTER OFF,FOUR YEARS LATER.

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Week after week Romney hands down is showing he is not ready in leading the entire,entire,entire Country-not only his pack of selfish rich greedy folks.

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@Connie dear-Reducing medicare and Social Security toward the elderly is selfish. Romney is self-centered play acting conservative failing each day when he opens his mouth.

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Well Connie, you socially have been born. There isn't a President who has requested any limitations you feel are needed ever in our history,so now its Obamas fault cuz there is no limitations in asst. for the poor.BS

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I am somewhat disappointed in Romneys 47% talk. What he should have said was this! A. If you collect food stamps expect to piss in a cup upon arrival!
B. If your collect welfare bring me proof your ass looked for a job this week.
C. If you owe child support, someone is looking for you at this moment.
D. Do not expect entitlements to be a way of life so enroll in a college course bring back at least a C average and you will be reimbursed. Do this- or you won't get A or B. America is tired of F*cking with you people!

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please mitt romney, SAVE YOUR *SS & GO BACK TO YOUR MORON-MORMON ENVIRONMENT!!

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We are not fading we are multiplying and we are pushing you out. Your kind is out of options just like Obama.

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