Politico: "Are Americans 'Victims'?" (Romney 47 Percent Comment)

This was certainly not Romney's finest hour - his points were clumsy and poorly stated. But what makes this truly sting is that it will likely dominate the news coverage for the rest of the week at a time when his campaign desperately needs to change the narrative with only seven weeks to go.

I don't see this as an election killer for Romney. There is some truth to what he was saying as it relates to the long-term economic health of America. Remember, few really know who comprises the “47 percent,” and a lot of people don’t think this applies to them.

How will this ultimately play with voters in the middle? No one knows for sure, but that has to be weighing heavily on the minds of Team Romney.

Read more from Ford O'Connell at Politico's "The Arena"

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