In 2012, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney told supporters at a closed-door fundraiser that “47 percent” of the voters would automatically vote for President Obama, because they love receiving government benefits and don’t pay taxes. As an experienced politician, Romney should have known that someone might be recording his remarks.
Last Friday, at a closed-door meeting of the Tri-Lateral Commission, Secretary of State John Kerry said that Israel risked becoming an “apartheid state” if it did not cut a “two-state” deal with the Palestinian Authority. As an experienced politician, Kerry should have known that someone might be recording his remarks.
Though they belong to different political parties, Romney and Kerry have much in common: they are from Massachusetts, fabulously wealthy, runners-up in presidential elections, and prone to making intemperate remarks before audiences, large and small, public and private.