The Debate Over Mitt Romney's Remarks About the 47%
Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. Coming up today weâ€™ll continue with the theme from Democracy Nowâ€”and talk about the controversy over Mitt Romneyâ€™s remarks that 47% of Americans are dependent on government and pay no income taxesâ€¦Weâ€™ll hear from a senior advisor to president Obama and weâ€™ll hear from Mitt Romney. Then weâ€™ll take your phone calls. But firstâ€”several listener comments about yesterdayâ€™s program on which we talked about the 47% controversy. Mitt Romneyâ€™s original remarksâ€¦. tape
Our first guest is Valerie Bowman Jarretta --Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Obama administration. Jarrett is a close confidante of the President and First Lady dating back to their days in Chicago. I did an interview with her yesterday in which she told me she was speaking personally on behalf of the campaign and not on behalf of the White Houseâ€¦.
tape soundbites: -Obama on redistribution -Romney on FOX -Romney on Univisioncomments powered by Disqus