Marc Leder, who hosted a May fundraiser at his Boca Raton, Fla. home during which Mitt Romney infamously said that 47 percent of Americans being "dependent on government" and seeing themselves as "victims," has apologized to the GOP presidential nominee over the leaked footage of the remarks, reports Philadelphia blogger Laura Goldman.
According to the report, Leder believes the leak came from someone who was hired to work at the fundraiser.
I love that for a few months, wealthy Republicans will be eyeing their butlers and waitresses suspiciously. It's at least a step up from the way they usually ignore the help.
But on Tuesday, Rick Tyler, a senior adviser to Akin, stood by Romney.
"I am not going to join the media in piling on when a fellow Republican makes an inelegant statement," he replied in an email to The Huffington Post when asked whether Akin believes Romney should step aside.
That's a legitimate show of support. Nobody can question how legitimate that show of support is. Hopefully, the Romney campaign won't reject that support, even though it probably has mechanisms in place to reject that kind of support from a campaign as vilified as Akin's. They need all the support they can get.