WSJ: What Romney Might Have Said at Florida Fundraiser

Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 11:31 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Wall Street Journal in an editorial on Wednesday published a fictional draft speech by Mitt Romney, in which the Republican presidential nominee doubles down on the surreptitiously videotaped remarks he made at a May fundraiser in Florida, making a more articulate and compelling case for less government dependency.

In the videotaped remarks to donors, Romney said that 47 percent of Americans would automatically vote for President Barack Obama because they are "dependent" on government.

In the “leaked” speech draft the candidate “might” deliver, the Journal has Romney saying in the fictional speech, “One tragedy of the Obama Presidency is how many more Americans have become dependent on the government. I know it's not their fault. Most want to be self-sufficient, to provide for their families, but they can't because there aren't enough jobs.”

The Journal’s imagined Romney speech went on to say:

"I want Americans to be less dependent on government not because it costs too much. We will always help Americans who need our help. I want Americans to be independent so they can realize the pride of accomplishment and the dignity of work and contribute their God-given talents to build a better country.

"I think the success of a Presidency should be measured by how many fewer people need food stamps, how many fewer need disability, not how many more people are added to the rolls. I don't want to take food stamps away from Americans in need. I want fewer Americans to need food stamps,” the Journal’s fictional speech said.

The Journal concluded its editorial by taking a clear shot at Romney: “Surely a man as smart as the former CEO of Bain Capital can give a better speech on taxes and dependency than he delivered at that fundraiser. If he can't, he'll lose, and he'll deserve to.”


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Suspect in Killing of Deputies Was Twice Deported

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 23:04 PM

Federal authorities say a man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was dep . . .

IRS Seizes Money From Those Accused of No Crime

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 22:34 PM

The Internal Revenue Service has been seizing money from the bank accounts of individuals and businesses with no proof,  . . .

US Struggles to Turn the Tide Against ISIS

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 21:50 PM

After more than two months of air strikes, a U.S.-led coalition has prevented the fall of a northern Syrian town to Isla . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved