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Romney defending his "off the cuff" remarks

BOCA RATON, FL (WFLX) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is on the defense after a hidden camera video captured off the cuff remarks he made at a Boca Raton fundraiser.

The clips were posted Monday on the left-leaning Web sites "Mother Jones" and "The Huffington Post".

In remarks, he thought would stay among those in the room, the GOP presidential candidate is heard giving a snapshot of the electorate that is going to raise eyebrows. Here is a portion: "There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing," he said.

Romney says the remarks were "off the cuff" and "not elegantly stated", but he sticks by the main message.

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