Mitt Romney justifies remarks about Obama supporters

US presidential candidate Mitt Romney has justified comments he made about Obama supporters in a secretly-filmed video at a fundraising event.

Mr Romney said that he had been speaking about his strategy for winning the election in a more candid way than usual because of the select audience at the private event, but that he stood by everything he had said.

In the video, Mr Romney suggests that he will never convince the 47% of the country who do not pay income tax to support him, and that this group of voters naturally support President Obama.

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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.'