Obama strikes on Romney's 47 percent comment

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — During the first debate, President Barack Obama never mentioned Mitt Romney's videotaped remarks that 47 percent of Americans are dependent on the government. This time it was his closing argument.

Obama brought it up during the final question of the second debate, preventing Romney from answering.

Asked about public misperceptions of their candidacies, Romney said Obama's campaign tried to turn him into something he's not.

Romney said — quote — "I care about 100 percent of the American people."

Obama responded that when Romney said "behind closed doors" that 47 percent of the country considered themselves victims, "think about who he was talking about."

The president said that group included the elderly receiving Social Security, veterans, students and soldiers. He said: "If they succeed, I believe this country succeeds."

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While Neither candidate is appealing to vote for I believe that Romney is the LESSER of the two evils! I am retired MILITARY and I can not bring myself to vote for OBAMA for several reasons. My number 1 reason is he plans to cut MILITARY RETIREMENT PAY NEXT YEAR. Not directly so as to make it obvious. He is only providing us with a 1.7% Cost of Living increase and in the same breath he is INCREASING our out of pocket expenses for medical by 5.0%. This is in the 2013 Proposed Budget?! See attached link for details. http://www.govexec.com/defense/2012/02/budget-request-includes-tricare-cut-military-retirement-details/41193/

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