Former Gov. Ted Strickland Responds To Romney Video

Sep 19, 2012

Former Gov. Ted Strickland appears to be continuing the “attack dog” role he took on at the Democratic National Convention, going after Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney. Strickland sounded off on the video that’s surfaced of Romney at a dinner for wealthy donors in Florida, in which he characterized the 47 percent of Americans who don’t pay income tax as “victims” who don’t take responsibility for their lives. Strickland said he feels Romney’s comments make him unqualified to be president.

"I think this is really disturbing because what he said reflects a total disdain for many millions of American citizens some of them are soldiers serving us in Afghanistan many of them are senior citizens many of them are working people who don’t make a lot of money but work really hard," remarked Strickland.

Strickland urged voters to watch the full video, saying that he feels it shows – in his words – the real Romney. Romney has said that his comments were – quoting him – not elegantly stated – but he’s standing by them.