If you haven't seen the video by now, you've probably read reaction to Mitt Romney's comments about voters somewhere in your social feed.
At a fund raiser in May, the GOP presidential nominee was recorded saying 47% of Americans are dependent on the government and will vote for President Obama "no matter what." He also said if he were Latino, it might make it easier to be voted into office. Click on the videos to hear the comments.
So did his comments impact how you feel about his run? Many who weighed in on HLN's Facebook page said "no," because they feel he is telling the truth.
"I completely and whole heartedly agree with Mitt Romney. He just earned my vote," Brian R. wrote.
"He will not get my vote," Martha C. countered. "I can't hardy buy food for my home and he sent me letters wanting me to give money to him for his campaign. What a joke. He's rich. I am not. Bet they don't know what it's like to go to bed hungry."
On Twitter, #47Percent quickly became a trending topic as people debated his comments:
Hey Mitt, just wanted to make sure you knew that part of the #47Percent are troops in combat, as they don't pay federal income tax.
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) September 18, 2012
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 18, 2012
#47percent. We proudly pay our taxes, we love the Lord & have served in every war since mid 1800s. "Too whom is given, much is required."
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) September 18, 2012
“We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.”—Ronald Reagan #47percent
— Ξ BLACK REPUBLICAN Ξ (@blackrepublican) September 18, 2012
After reading the debate, has either side changed the way you feel toward the campaign? Let us know in the comments below. We've also included further reading if you want to dig deeper into the topic.
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