The Huffington Post has run a series of comments recorded from a private Romney fundraiser (warning: they are annoyingly shot through with advertisements). The tapes are packed with candid Romney quotes that will prove problematic to voters. Romney admits "frankly" that he was born with "a silver spoon" in his mouth, he says 47% of the electorate "believe that, that they are victims" who are dependent on the government for food and housing, he praises working conditions in a Chinese factory, and he wishes his dad was born in Mexico for political reasons:
"My dad, as you probably, know was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico ... and, uh, had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot at winning this," Romney said. "But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. ... I mean I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino."
I wonder if these are the kind of policy details that Romney promised to be more transparent about earlier today?