“President Barack Obama slammed Mitt Romney on Tuesday for ‘writing off a big chunk of the country’ after a secretly made video showed the Republican presidential nominee dismissing Obama supporters as victims who are dependent on the government,” Reuters writes.
Obama said on Letterman last night: "One of the things I've learned as president is you represent the entire country. My expectation is if you want to be president, you've got to work for everybody, not just for some.”
He also added this though about his response to his “bitter” remarks four years ago: "When you run for president, you are under a microscope all the time. All of us make mistakes. That incident in 2008, I immediately said, 'I regret this.’”
That is something Mitt Romney has not done.
Pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA is out with an ad hitting Romney for his closed-door remarks. The ad, Priorities says, will run in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
ANNOUNCER: Behind these doors [shows picture of a mansion], Mitt Romney calls half the American people…
ROMNEY: ‘dependent upon government who believe that they are victims.”
ANNOUNCER: Victims? Behind these doors [shows a modest home with a baby being washed in a sink], middle-class families struggle. Mitt Romney will make things even tougher, raising taxes by up to $2,000 to give multimillionaires a $250,000 tax break.
ROMNEY: ‘I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility.’
ANNOUNCER: And Mitt Romney will never convince us that he’s on our side.
“Several hundred lawyers protesting an anti-Islam video forced their way into an area in Pakistan's capital that houses the U.S. Embassy and other foreign missions on Wednesday, and the United States temporarily closed its consulate in an Indonesian city because of similar demonstrations,” AP writes.