Mitt Romney held a hastily-called press conference Monday night to respond to the hidden camera footage reportedly from a Romney fundraiser that shows the Republican nominee saying all of President Obama's voters are dependent on government handouts.
Yahoo News' Holly Bailey reports Romney took three questions at the press conference in Orange County, CA. Her tweets:
Romney says his argument wasn't "elegantly stated" but suggests he stands by the jist of his message in the video— Holly Bailey (@hollybdc) September 18, 2012
Romney: "This is the same message i give to people" in public— Holly Bailey (@hollybdc) September 18, 2012
Romney walks away when asked if they are "core convictions" and what he believes. Just three q's— Holly Bailey (@hollybdc) September 18, 2012
The AP reported Romney said his line about Americans being victims was "not elegantly stated" and was "off the cuff."