Romney gaffes leaked online

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REPUBLICAN presidential candidate Mitt Romney told campaign donors that Palestinians are "committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel" and are uninterested in peace, in footage from a private fundraiser in May posted today by Mother Jones magazine.

Palestinians have "no interest whatsoever in establishing peace, and that the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish," Romney said in a video that was obtained by Mother Jones magazine from a person it didn't identify.

Yesterday, the magazine posted video of Romney saying "there are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what."

He referred to them as government dependents who feel they're entitled to health care, food, housing and other programs.

Last night, Romney told reporters that his comments calling many Americans "victims" dependent on government weren't "elegantly stated."


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Topics:  israel mitt romney palestine

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