Romney didn't even try to make some kind of nuanced argument, that it was tougher for him to reach the 47%. He outright dismissed them as flat out voting for Obama. It's not even a case of the so called "classic gaffe" in DC where one tells the truth, the Tea Party is heavy with poor and lower-middle class people who are in denial about the fact that they're dependent on government for assistance. I suppose the only hope for Romney in this fall out is along these lines as Salon's Alex Pareene tweeted:
good luck convincing any white american that they're in "the 47%" romney's talking aboutRomney was talking about that other 47%. The ones that think that being unemployed and living in a van puts you in the 53% of US federal income tax payers.