In response to:

Mitt Video an Opportunity, Not a Scandal

VotingMama Wrote: Sep 22, 2012 2:47 PM
No, that impression exists for some of us who are in that 47% and are lifelong Republicans. Yes, I was highly offended and insulted because it was out of touch and elitist and it was like a big "screw you" to us who have been campaigning their butts off for Mitt. He shouldn't be writing off any segment of Americans, he should be fighting for every vote. That said, I will still be voting for him because the alternative is much worse. Mitt is still clearly the better choice for this country. I just won't love him like I did George W. Bush.
So what about the Democrats' would-be tempest about Mitt Romney's alleged 47 percent gaffe? Is there any "there" there?

Mitt's statement was made at a private fundraiser, where he was trying to explain that his message of reducing taxes would obviously not resonate with the 47 percent of Americans who are not paying income taxes. It's purely logical; you aren't going to entice those who aren't paying taxes with promises of lower taxes.

The statement was hardly shocking or unique. For years, we've heard the axiom that once the body politic of any nation freely votes itself...