President Obama targets Romney’s ’47 percent’ comment on David Letterman show
President Obama wasn’t laughing when he visited funnyman David Letterman’s Late Show tonight, instead offering a stone-faced repudiation of Mitt Romney’s controversial comments about 47 percent of Americans.
“There are not a lot of people out there who think they’re victims. There are not a lot of people who think they’re entitled to something,” Obama said when questioned about a statement the Republican made dismissing nearly half the electorate as being hopelessly beholden to the president and government entitlement programs.
“When I won in 2008, 47 percent of the American people voted for John McCain,” Obama continued, speaking through the New York City audience’s applause. “They didn’t vote for me and what I said on election night was: ‘Even though you didn’t vote for me, I hear your voices, and I’m going to work as hard as I can to be your president.’”
“My expectation is that if you want to be president, you have to work for everyone, not just for some,” Mr. Obama said in a taping of the “Late Show” with David Letterman.
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