September 20th, 2012
10:47 PM ET

KTH: Romney's personal history with welfare

After fallout from the leaked fundraiser video and comments about the "47 percent," Mitt Romney's strategy is to tell voters about how his father benefited from welfare. He emphasized the "100 percent" of Americans he wants to help in a speech on Wednesday. Mark McKinnon, Gloria Borger and Alice Stewart react to his new message.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Economy • Keeping Them Honest • Mitt Romney
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  1. Nelson

    I have never seen a presidential candidate do deceitful, and so wrong for this country. How can he feel for struggling Americans, when the average person can't even donate $5 to charity but MItt donates Millions? Sometimes I feel with Romney were going backwards where Church ruled the state. Women in Mitt's eyes are suppose to be in the kitchen and making babies, he feels empowered to tell women they can't have abortions. In the 60's this trend of thought was real, but not in today's world, so Romney needs to wake up from the past and act on the present.

    September 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
  2. patty

    so it's ok for Romney's dad to use the welfare system to help his family out of poverty but it's not for the average American family?

    September 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm |
  3. Amy

    Bullying the American taxpayer again! Putting taxpayer's against each other is diverting tactic to avoid the problems within collections. If we collected at 100%, then problem solved. So, who will support that platform? The IRS want to help the taxpayer. They want to collect 100%. We should help each other out... We all need each other. Everyone is a pay check or two away from needing assistance. The problem is bullying the taxpayer so they fight each other instead of changing the laws.. There is plenty of money but the IRS can't get it because of lawyers beating the system...Bully America and create classes... The American Dream should be of a society that is free of class restrictions so each individual can pursue their dream. However, the taxpayer and voter are bullied by the power of the government. Bullying is a part of the election. We, the taxpayer are being bullied for our votes.. When will bullying the American taxpayer stop so we can vote for our president as a leader.

    September 23, 2012 at 1:03 am |