Corn on MSNBC: Romney Still Thinks Obama Supporters Are Moochers


If you had any lingering doubts about whether Romney believes what he said in the 47% video, cast them aside. In a post-election call to his donors, Romney says Obama won because he promised “big gifts” to his supporters, such as healthcare and the Dream Act. So basically, in the words of Kevin Drum, Obama won by doing things people liked.

DC bureau chief David Corn, who unearthed the 47% video, talks to MSNBC’s Al Sharpton about Romney’s sour grapes.

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