The explosive tape wherein Mitt Romney is caught talking about his campaign strategy has been the lead story on television and in print since it leaked this past Monday. And it’s put Romney on the defensive. Last night, while speaking at a Univision forum, he told the crowd his campaign wasn’t just about half the country or certain voters, but “100% of America.” In fact, he used the phrase “100%” three times in is opening statements alone.
But was the tape actually such a damning thing? Or did it surprisingly give Romney the message framework he’s so desperately needed to jolt his campaign back on track?
Despite the feigned shock and awe of the pundit class — which includes many slack-jawed Republicans — over the damage Romney’s comments will do, introducing the theme of dependency could turn out to be a boon for the Romney campaign.