In a week of dueling recordings on the campaign trail, Mother Jones magazine revealed video from a Mitt Romney fundraiser in which he laments the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income taxes and see themselves as victims dependent upon the government.
Less than a day later, audio of Barack Obama from 1998 surfaced in which he claims to be an advocate of redistribution so everybody has “a shot at a better life.”
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Each side believes and hopes the comments from the opposing candidate are fatal statements.
Whether they are or not, Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Keli Carender enthusiastically welcomes the debate.
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Carender said an endless stream of distractions have obscured the core question in this campaign: Do Americans want the government to spread the wealth, or do we want government to stay back and let American enterprise and ingenuity create even more wealth that benefits all of America?
Carender isn't totally confident that Romney can make the case for smaller government with the passion that is required to convince voters to support the GOP ticket. She firmly believes tea-party backers and conservatives are much more motivated and active in getting out the vote than liberals, but she still won't predict a Republican victory.