Grandson of former president Jimmy Carter said he helped leak a secretly recorded video that has become most recent setback for Romney.
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Former President of the United State of America, Jimmy Carter, visits at the Arab neighborhood of Si
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The grandson of former president Jimmy Carter told NBC News that he was motivated by Republican attacks on his grandfather's foreign policy to help leak a secretly recorded video that has become the most recent setback for the Mitt Romney campaign.
The video, which was originally provided to the liberal magazine Mother Jones, shows Romney telling wealthy donors that “47%” of the country “who are dependent on government” and “who believe they are victims” will vote for Obama no matter.
While Romney was attempting to argue that his campaign strategy must be to focus on swaying “the 5 to 10% in the center that are independents,” his words prompted the Obama camp to accuse the GOP presidential candidate of being opposed to half the electorate.
James Carter IV, who is 35 and , said he helped persuade the person who filmed the May 17 fundraiser in Boca Raton, Florida, to leak the video to the press. Carter described himself as a “partisan Democrat” devoted to getting president Obama reelected.
While Jimmy Carter is notorious for his blatant anti-Israel stance, Romney is seen as a staunch supporter of the Jewish state.
Former President Carter recently addressed the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, despite opposition from the Republican Jewish Coalition as well as the National Jewish Democratic Council and many others.
James Carter IV - you did not fall far from the apple tree! However, your grandfather, President Carter, should be ashamed of your actions and, your excuse that you do not appreciate criticism of your family is nothing but a lame excuse for your deception to justify a betrayal of those who trusted you. The good that came out of this is the fact that Romney was not harmed; he spoke the truth and the video may be the best aid in helping him become the next president.