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Ryan, Biden, Trade Jabs on Romney’s 47 Percent Comment

Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 09:51 PM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

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Mitt Romney admitted six days ago that his words that sounded as if he was writing off 47 percent of Americans sounded "completely wrong," but the topic still came up during Thursday night's debate between vice presidential candidates Paul Ryan and Joe Biden.

Biden, smirking just slightly, noted that he and President Barack Obama stand for 100 percent of the country all the time, but Ryan noted that Romney's words may have been misconstrued.

"The words don't always come out the right way. You know how that is, Joe, " prompting a smile from Biden, before he jabbed back at Ryan:

"If you heard that little soliloquy on 47 percent and think it was a mistake ... I've got a bridge to sell you," Biden jabbed back.

Romney last week said the comment didn't come out right.

"Clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you're gonna say something that doesn't come out right," Romney said in an interview last Wednesday with Fox News' Sean Hannity. "In this case I said something that's just completely wrong."

Romney went on that night to say that his life has shown he cares about "100 percent and that's been demonstrated through my life and this whole campaign is about the 100 percent."

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