Q for Mitt: So how DO you "elegantly state" that half of America sees themselves as "victims," who refuse to take personal responsibility?— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 18, 2012
Axelrod went on to link to columnist reaction to the story throughout the night.
Must read:Brooks on Romney's 47% slur.nyti.ms/Qy7WSH— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 18, 2012
No apologies.Mitt stands by slam of 47% of U.S. he brands as shiftless, entitled "victims." Ezra Klein explains why:wapo.st/RlGWES— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 18, 2012
Others on the Obama campaign team jabbed Romney over the news, including deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, who re-tweeted a tongue-in-cheek post from Nevada journalist Jon Ralston.
The only thing missing from that Romney video is him revealing how much he REALLY paid in taxes. #princeharry— Jon Ralston (@RalstonFlash) September 17, 2012
And the Obama campaign's rapid-response team made hay of the comments, further evidence the Obama campaign will push the clip in coming days.
The Romney campaign Twitter feeds, by contrast, showed little interest in engaging with Democrats over the comments, with no top campaign officials tweeting late Monday night.