Mitt Romney Says 47 Percent Comments Were 'Wrong'

GOP candidate attempts to tackle controversial comments days after strong debate performance.
3:00 | 10/05/12

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Transcript for Mitt Romney Says 47 Percent Comments Were 'Wrong'
"Your voice, your vote." Just 32 days to go. And this morning, mitt romney, riding high from his debate win wednesday. President obama fighting back, promising to do better at the next debate. The questions right now, is this really a new race? How much of a difference will this morning's jobs report make? David muir is with mitt romney in harrisonburg, virginia. Good morning, david. Reporter: Good morning to you. Both campaigns awaiting the new jobs report this morning. The president hoping for good numbers as he tries to turn the page on that debate performance this week. As mitt romney in virginia looks to build on his momentum. Overnight here, the key battleground of virginia, mitt romney on a different stage. But it was that debate stage 24 hours earlier, still on his mind. Last night, I thought was a great opportunity for the american people to see two very different visions for the country. Reporter: Deafening cheers and a swelling crowd of a debate performance that's rallied republicans. Paul ryan, taking away from his own debate prep. Last night, america got to see the man I know. A leader. Reporter: The president, meanwhile, in the battleground leaning his way, wisconsin. Speaking before a crowd of more than 30,000, his biggest crowd of the campaign yet. More energized than during the debate. When I got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. But I know it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney's been running around the country for the last year, promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. Reporter: Many supporters asking, why wasn't the president tougher? Why no mention of romney and his comments about the 47%? The people romney said he could never convince to take personal responsibility. Romney offering new explanation for those comments overnight. Why didn't president obama bring that up? What would you have said if he did bring it up? Clearly, in a campaign with hundreds, if not thousands of speeches, and question and answer sessions, you're going to say something that didn't come out right. And I said something that's just completely wrong. Reporter: That was one of the first times we heard romney, in fact, the first time we heard him say he was completely wrong about those comments about the 47%. As far as the obama campaign is concerned, they've acknowledged in the last 24 hours, they have to look at their debate strategy before the next one. They know it has to change. Now, to the big jobs news. The latest report on

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