The gravity of the public release of a video showing Mitt Romney disparaging the poorer half of the country at a private meeting of wealthy donors was evident in his campaign’s initial response to it. A spokeswoman issued a statement without saying what it was about, lest it confirm the authenticity of the controversial comments, or self-perpetuate them. Simply put, the Republican presidential nominee disparaged almost half of the people he wants to lead as president of the United States.
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