It’s good that Mitt Romney finally acknowledged this week that his secretly recorded comments about how 47 percent of Americans are dependent on government were “just completely wrong.” After the tape surfaced a couple weeks ago, Romney said that his comments were “not elegantly stated,” but not that his claims were wrong. Though it is true that 47 percent of American households don’t pay income tax, that doesn’t mean these Americans think they are victims, are dependent on government, and will vote for President Obama no matter what, as Romney said on the tape. Most of that 47 percent are retirees, people who are disabled, college students, people in the military and people who are working (often more than one job) but don’t make much money. Is Romney’s admission part of his move to the middle, as seen during Wednesday’s debate?
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