Romney for the ‘100 Percent’

    WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 31:  U.S. Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks in the Hall of the University of Warsaw Library on July 31, 2012 in Warsaw, Poland. After visiting London, Israel, and the polish city of Gdansk, Romney traveled to Warsaw to meet with the Polish President and Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski.  (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

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    Somehow playing off Occupy jargon doesn’t seem like the easiest way for Romney to create positive spin. Damage control has gone into overdrive within the GOP candidate’s campaign as he struggles to distance himself from secretly taped remarks that are already harming his presidential bid. “My campaign is about the 100 percent of America,” he said at a Univision forum, repeating the phrase “100 percent” three more times throughout his speech. In response to the video of him saying “his job isn’t to worry about” the 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay income tax, Romney emphasized he was referring to potential supporters—not his desire to improve the whole country.

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