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Romney tries to pivot with push on Obama redistribution comment

Posted By admin On September 19, 2012 @ 2:29 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Justin Sink
The Hill [1]
September 19, 2012

Mitt Romney’s campaign looked to pivot Tuesday from his controversial “47 percent” comment by highlighting new audio that shows President Obama saying in 1998 that he “believe[s] in redistribution.”

The Republican presidential candidate, appearing on Fox News, defended his comments during which he said “47 percent” of voters are “dependent on the government” by saying he was drawing a contrast between his own economic vision and that of the president’s.

“Frankly we have two different views about America,” Romney said. “The president’s view is one of a larger government. There is a tape that came out where is the president is saying he likes redistribution. I disagree. I think a society based upon a government centered nation where government plays a larger role and redistributes money, [that's the] wrong course for America.”

Romney was referencing a YouTube video linked prominently on the influential website the Drudge Report. It’s from a 1998 conference at Loyola University. In the clip, Barack Obama, who was an Illinois state senator the time, discusses fighting against anti-government sentiment through government reforms, and says that he believes in the idea of redistribution.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/video/campaign/250183-romney-pushes-new-audio-of-old-obama-redistribution-comment

[2] Obama In 1998: “I Actually Believe In Redistribution”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-in-1998-i-actually-believe-in-redistribution.html

[3] Obama’s new French economic adviser has ‘faith in redistribution’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama%e2%80%99s-new-french-economic-adviser-has-%e2%80%98faith-in-redistribution%e2%80%99.html

[4] Rasmussen: Romney 48, Obama 44: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rasmussen-romney-48-obama-44.html

[5] Obama Is Crushing Mitt Romney In A Key Polling Indicator: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-is-crushing-mitt-romney-in-a-key-polling-indicator.html

[6] ‘Obama’s Redistribution Halloween’: Crowder Pranks Kids With Commie Candy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obamas-redistribution-halloween-crowder-pranks-kids-with-commie-candy.html

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