Democratic campaign swoop on Romney's video gaffe

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina issued a fundraising appeal based on the hidden video comments, telling supporters:

If we don't come through for President Obama right now, this will be the guy making big decisions that affect us and our families every single day

– Jim Messina, Obama campaign manager

An Obama adviser said the Democratic campaign might use Mr Romney's comments from the fundraising video in television advertisements.

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Romney videos dent campaign

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has stood by a secretly filmed video in which he describes Obama voters as 'victims' and 'dependent' on government. He said the President's campaign was 'attractive to people who are not paying taxes.'