Barack Obama warned Tuesday his Republican foe Mitt Romney was “writing off a big chunk of the country” following his remark that 47 percent of Americans were “victims” and therefore backed the president.
Obama offered his first response to Romney’s remarks, made in a secretly recorded meeting with rich donors, at a “Late Show with David Letterman” taping in New York on Tuesday, 50 days before the presidential election.
“One of the things I learned as president is you represent the entire country. If you want to be president, you have to work for everyone,” Obama said.
“What people want to know though is you’re not writing off a big chunk of the country because the way our democracy works … this is a big country.
“When I won in 2008, 47 percent of the American people voted for John McCain,” Obama said.
“They didn’t vote for me and what I said on election night was: ?Even though you didn’t vote for me, I hear your voices, and I’m going to work as hard as I can to be your president.’”
“There are not a lot of people out there who think they’re victims,” Obama said.
“There are not a lot of people who think they’re entitled to something.”
It was a pretty good appearance by the President, a good reminder that he's a father and husband as well as President of the United States. Oh, and he got in a couple of good digs, give it a watch.