Not entitled to food? You have to be kidding me. This plays into the narrative that Romney is the asshole who fires you and can’t understand the needs of average Americans. And the fact he called basically half of the American people parasites and losers just made him political road kill.
Obama’s response, according to an ABC report:
The Obama campaign responded swiftly and harshly to the comments.
“It’s shocking that a candidate for President of the United States would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy donors that half the American people view themselves as ‘victims,’ entitled to handouts, and are unwilling to take ‘personal responsibility’ for their lives,” Jim Messina, Obama for America campaign manager, said in a statement. “It’s hard to serve as president for all Americans when you’ve disdainfully written off half the nation.”