By Justin Sink - 09/18/12 11:52 AM EDT
"I'm sure I could state it more clearly in a more effective way than I did in a setting like that," Romney said at a hastily arranged press conference in Orange County, Calif.
The video, released Monday by the liberal magazine Mother Jones, was surreptitiously recorded at a closed-door fundraiser at the Boca Raton, Fla., home of private equity banker Marc Leder. Romney is shown saying that many Americans are "dependent upon government" and "believe they are victims."
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