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Romney Comments Correct in Political Context
After listening to the nearly 50 minutes of a purloined video of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speak at a fundraiser in Florida in May, I have come to the conclusion that Romney is correct in the gist of the sentiments expressed.
While being disabled, one would assume I am part of who Romney was referring in his rambling response to various questions, but I did not hear it that way.
What I heard was campaign politics reality: there is a given percentage of voters who have their minds made up and will not and cannot be won over or convinced. This cuts for both Romney and President Barack Obama. Therefore, it makes perfect sense "not to care" about those "lost"voters, but to concentrate on that 10% or so of voters who are still swayable and winnable.
Why thrown money, time and effort on people who will never vote for you? Go for the voters who will put you over the top and into the White House.
From the Cornfield, all political campaigns play this game, but usually the public never hears the reality. We, the public, prefer to not face the truth.
Based on my research the reality is that somewhere around 45% of voters have made up their minds for the President and 45% are in Romney's corner. Therefore, it is that 10% that both candidates must look to if they hope to take in hand the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on November 6.
NOTE: The video is the 30-second response required for the assignment. The writtent text fleshes out what the video response is about.