During a hastily arranged press conference, on Monday night, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney admitted that remarks he made in a recently published video were “not elegantly stated” and "off the cuff," but he did not apologize or take back what he said (video below).
Instead, Romney restated his campaign talking points about getting Americans back to work. When reporters started asking questions, Romney answered a couple and then walked out, ignoring the rest.
Romney said: “Of course individuals are going to take responsibility for their life and my campaign is about helping people take more responsibility and becoming employed again, particularly those who don’t have work."
"This whole campaign is focused on getting people jobs again, putting people back to work. This is ultimately a question about the direction of the country. Do you believe in a government-centered society that provides more and more benefits or do you believe instead in a free enterprise society where people are able to pursue their dreams. I believe the latter will help more people get good jobs.”