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Wed, Sep 19, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Romney's '47 Percent': The Political Fallout


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GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to the press in Costa Mesa, California, on September 17, 2012.
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GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to the press in Costa Mesa, California, on September 17, 2012.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is facing scrutiny this week after video of him speaking candidly at a campaign fundraiser was released by San Francisco-based Mother Jones magazine. Romney claimed peace in the Middle East was "almost unthinkable," and described 47 percent of Americans as believing they are "victims" dependent on government assistance. With under two months to go until the presidential election, how will Romney's remarks affect his campaign?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Clara Jeffery, co-editor of Mother Jones magazine
  • Carla Marinucci, political writer for The San Francisco Chronicle
  • Debra J. Saunders, nationally syndicated columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle

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