Source: NBC News
COSTA MESA, Calif. — Mitt Romney said Monday evening that his comments about voters who don’t pay income taxes were “not elegantly stated,” but did not distance himself from the substance of his surreptitiously recorded remarks at a closed-door fundraiser in May.
The Republican presidential nominee hastily arranged a press conference to do damage control related to comments he made at a private fundraiser, which were secretly recorded and first brought to light by the liberal magazine Mother Jones.
“Of course individuals are going to take responsibility for their life, and my campaign is about helping people take more responsibility and becoming employed again — particularly those who don’t have work,” Romney said at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, Calif.
At the fundraiser, held at the home of a supporter in Florida, Romney was captured responding to a questioner who asked what he would do to ensure Americans take care of themselves.
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