Romney's '47 Percent': The Political Fallout

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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?


Carla Marinucci, political writer for The San Francisco Chronicle

Debra J. Saunders, nationally syndicated columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle

Clara Jeffery, co-editor of Mother Jones magazine