Tim Dickinson, national affairs correspondent for Rolling Stone, and Errol Louis, host of NY1′s “Inside City Hall,” discuss the video footage of Mitt Romney in which he derides 47 percent of the country for not paying federal income taxes with “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer.
Louis and Dickinson address whether or not the video could actually help Romney with voters. “I think those independents — that crucial little slice that he was really talking about there — they are very turned off by that. They’re very turned off by the notion of sort of a hard-partisan politics.”
Dickinson argues, however, that many might agree with Romney. “(Romney’s) speaking to a feeling that a lot of middle-class people have, that they’re falling behind because … there’s a moocher class that’s taking advantage of them. It’s a perfect scapegoat.”