Mitt Romney

Obama: "47 Percent" Comments Show Romney Doesn't Get Out Much

GOP nominee still sticks by what he said


(Reuters)—President Barack Obama said on Thursday that Mitt Romney's comment disparaging 47 percent of Americans as victims meant the Republican candidate had not "gotten around a lot."

Obama chided Romney for remarks, secretly videotaped at a Florida fundraiser, in which he said nearly half of the U.S. population was dependent on the government, did not pay federal income taxes and would not vote for him.