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Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:38 PM

[O'Donnell] on Romney's Press Conference: "That was a desperate man in a desperate situation."

Lawrence (O'Donnell) on Romney's Press Conference: "That was a desperate man in a desperate situation."

by cishart

Lawrence O'Donnell just reported that Mitt Romney announced a press avail tonight, a sign of incipient panic over the released video.

Just that quickly, the avail is over. Romney took only 3 questions and uttered an attempt at an apology by saying his words at the event "were not elegantly stated and off the cuff."

Video should be coming soon.

7:27 PM PT: From the video:

Romney: I'm talking about the political process of drawing people into my campaign. Of course people are going to take responsibility for their lives....

Then veers into canned stump material "do you believe in a government centered society or a free enterprise society?"

My campaign is about how to bring people out of poverty into the middle class.

My plan will create 12 million job.

Q: Do you stand by your statement?

"It's not elegantly stated. I did it off the cuff."

Romney argues that we only saw a snippet and didn't even get to see the question (no true, question was inlcluded) "I would hope the person who has the video will put out the full material."

Q: This is the 2nd time you been recorded saying different things to the American public than your fundraisers.

Romney denies it.

Lawrence O'Donnell sums up the avail: "That was a desperate man in a desperate situation."

7:32 PM PT: O'Donnell says he thinks all journalists will remember where they were at 10:24p tonight when Romney stepped before the press. He says he can only liken it to Nixon's "I am not a crook" moment.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/17/1133057/-Romney-Press-Avail-Tonight-Kinda-Sorta-an-Apology

Toast called a press conference to say he's going to create 12 million jobs? WTF?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:40 PM

1. Romney's belief is that YOU (the 47%) deserve to be lied to

but he's not entirely without conscience, so his subconscious is working against his dishonesty, sabotating him.

Guilt works in mysterious, but often predictable ways.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:41 PM

2. I can't wait for the video to be online.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:41 PM

3. He's trying to divert us away from what he said, and he's failing.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:42 AM

11. well, nobody is asking him about the Libya debacle anymore

so, it worked in that way

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:43 PM

4. Lawrence and his guests said it well.

Unmitigated disaster. The worst thing any presidential candidate has ever said. EVER.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:47 PM

5. At the end a reporter called out a question something like:"Do you believe what your said in video?


...are those core convictions?"

and then Romney walked away.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:51 PM

6. It's more like his "I am not a witch" moment.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 10:52 PM

7. Which countries is he going to create them in?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:15 PM

8. The projection of 12 million jobs by 2016

is already set to happen no matter who is president according to Moody's anyway. And that should be pounded by the pundits every time Rmoney says that.

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Response to EC (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:59 AM

14. A F**king Men!!!

I am sick and tired of hearing about the 12 million jobs that 'he' will create. What a bunch of BS. Sorry, I said this once before tonight already but it really is an issue that upsets me greatly. Especially having to hear that BS from my family all the time lately. It has been ingrained into the swing voters mind, it has gone viral and it needs to be debunked and taken away from the Rmoney armory to be constantly used by this dickhead so dumb and ill informed people eat it up and actually think he has a plan.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:27 PM

9. I believe Major Garrett asked the question about saying one thing to your money men

and another to the public.

if memory serves wasn't he with FOX at one point? I guess once one leaves the hive-collective they regain their journalistic abilities.

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Response to Mike Daniels (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 12:43 AM

12. Yes, he left FOX and actually appears on Hardball quite a bit.

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Response to Mike Daniels (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 01:53 AM

13. Garrett Haake is the NBC inbed for Rmoney, He is the one who overheard a speech at another fund

raiser in Florida a couple of months ago held at a private home whilst he and and a WSJ reporter cooled their heels outside. Was it the same event???

He was the 'Garrett' that Mittens called on to for the third question at the presser...

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2012, 11:29 PM

10. the question was there

It was idiotic, too. When in the past three years has Obama been saying, "don't worry, we'll take care of you?" That's just right wing straw men?

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