David Corn on the 47% Video: What Was Romney Thinking?

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Sept. 30 2012 9:45 AM

David Corn on the 47% Video: What Was Romney Thinking?

David Corn of Mother Jones is the journalist who gave us the now-famous video of Mitt Romney speaking derisively of 47 percent of Americans. I asked Corn what he thought motivated Romney to make those comments, and it turns out his theory differs from mine:

You can watch the whole conversation on BhTV.

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Robert Wright, a senior editor at <a  linktype="External" resizable="yes" href="http://www.theatlantic.com/robert-wright/">The <http://www.theatlantic.com/robert-wright/%22%3eThe>  <http://www.theatlantic.com/robert-wright/%22%3eThe>  Atlantic</a>, a fellow at the New America Foundation, and editor-in-chief of <a linktype="External" resizable="yes" href="Bloggingheads.tv">Bloggingheads.tv</a>, is the author of <a  linktype="External" resizable="yes" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679758941/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=slatmaga-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0679758941">Nonzero, <a  linktype="External" resizable="yes" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679763996/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=slatmaga-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0679763996">The Moral Animal</a>, and <a  linktype="External" resizable="yes" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045JK6HE/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=slatmaga-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0045JK6HE">The Evolution of God</a>.