47%!: Part XVII: Romney Secret 47% Video
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Winning the Middle: Part XVIII: Romney Secret 47% Video

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I have long thought somebody should go through and annotate the 2012 Mitt Romney: Full Transcript of the 47% Secret Video. So I will now do it.

Part XVIII: Winning the Middle:

And then the fit passes. The moocher- and loser-loathing werewolf turns back into the centrist manager-politician. Romney talks about how his task is to convince the "independents that are thoughtful". And he says that it is doable. And here we lose our video for a few minutes.

Nobody in Romney's camp has ever volunteered to fill in what he said between the end of the first and the start of the second video file. Which is too bad. We presume that it is not seen as a big winner for Romney...

Romney: What I have to do is convince the 5 to 10 percent in the center that are independents that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending upon in some cases emotion, whether they like the guy or not, what it looks like. I mean, when you ask those people… we do all these polls—I find it amazing—we poll all these people, see where you stand on the polls, but 45 percent of the people will go with a Republican, and 48 or 4…