Was the Mother Jones video on Mitt Romney doctored?

Was the Mother Jones video on Mitt Romney doctored?

Washington : DC : USA | Sep 20, 2012 at 9:19 AM PDT
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Was the by-now famous secretly filmed MoJo video, which shows Mitt Romney saying that 47% of Americans who are "dependent" on the government and who see themselves as "victims" would not vote for him, a doctored one.

He had also, apparently, said and that his policies would not lay too much emphasis on this 47% who have mentally made up their minds to defeat him and re-elect Barack Obama.

The doubt has arisen because it seems the video taken at the home of an investment banker in Florida in May-2012 at a $50000 dinner fundraiser. The video was in two parts and that there is a two-minute gap between the two segments – reporter David Corn, who took the video vouches for its authenticity.

One of the critics commented that "there is new reason to suspect manipulation" and added that the story deserves to be treated with suspicion, if not contempt.

David Corn dismisses these criticisms as nothing but a "smokescreen" and "a distraction" and has reiterated that whatever he had has not been edited nor has any portion been deleted.

Details of the contents of the video are here ‘SECRET VIDEO: On Israel, Romney Trashes Two-State Solution’

This has been reported in guardian.co.uk of dated the 20th of September 2012.

In a damage control move, Matt Rhoades, the manager of Mitt Romney's campaign has apparently clarified that Mitt Romney's vision for America is an opportunity society, where free people and free enterprise would thrive and success would be admired and emulated, not attacked.

In contrast, the vision of the incumbent President Barack Obama is for an America which would largely be a government-centered society, where the government would grow bigger and more active and would occupy more of the American lives.

That would appear to be a summary of what Mitt Romney wanted to convey.

President Barack Obama has reaffirmed that the President represents the entire country and has to take everyone in his stride and cannot be choosy.

Incidentally, the results of a RealClearPolitcs poll shows that Obama is now at 48% compared to Romney's 45.4% - obviously, in spite of his shortcomings, the Romney camp is determined for an exciting fight in days to come in the 2012 US Elections.

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prabirghose is based in Nāshik, Maharashtra, India, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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