1. VIDEO LEAK

    Romney: Voters ‘Dependent on Govt’

    Nicholas Kamm / AFP

    How will Mitt Romney’s beleaguered campaign explain this ghost in the GOP nominee’s closet? In a video taken at a fundraiser earlier this year, Romney is captured telling some 30 big donors that 47 percent of all voters will vote to reelect the president because “they are dependent on government,” “believe that they are victims,” and “believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.” The anonymous filmmaker posted several clips across the Internet Monday and leaked the video in full to Mother Jones, where Romney can be seen and heard making incendiary remarks about immigrants and Obama supporters “who pay no income tax.” When discussing his background, he said that he’d “have a better shot of winning” if he had been “born of Mexican parents.” Romney's campaign responded in a statement that the candidate wants to "help all Americans struggling in Obama's economy."

    Read it at Mother Jones