You do realize that most retirees fall under the umbrella of the 47% right? And college students? And often, members of the military as well. I'd hardly call someone who worked hard all their life a 'moocher'. I wouldn't call someone a moocher for trying to get ahead in the world, either.
This is NOT true. If 47% of the country were moochers, there wouldn't BE a country. I had really hoped Romney would be good competition for Obama - I wanted a decent other choice - but he's not a great option. When he says things like this, he likely also will not get elected.