Romney Surrogate: 47% Remark Was Intended For ‘Business People’

On Tuesday morning, former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich (R) was one of the few Mitt Romney surrogates to discuss the recently uncovered video showing the former Massachusetts governor referring to 47 percent of Americans as “victims” and “dependent upon government.” During an appearance on MSNBC, Ehrlich explained that the inarticulate comments as remarks “to a bunch of business people about tax cuts because these folks care about tax cuts.” “When you’re human, you make comments,” he explained. “When you’re off the record, at a private event, you are less careful than when you are at a public event.” He went on to say that the statements are “unimportant” to “what really matters to people.”