Tuesday, 18 September 2012 23:51
WASHINGTON: White House said on Tuesday that Barack Obama strove to be president of all Americans, not just those who voted for him, capitalizing on Mitt Romney's dismissal of half of the US electorate.
Obama's spokesman Jay Carney responded to the Republican nominee's comments in a secretly filmed video taken at a fundraiser for rich donors in which he said 47 percent of Americans backed the president because they see themselves as victims.
"When you're president of the United States, you are president of all the people, not just the people who voted for you," Carney said.
"You've heard the president say so many times, because he deeply believes it, that we're in this together, all of us.
"From the time he began his career in public service his message has been about the fact that what unites us as Americans is far greater than the things that divide us."
Romney said in the excerpts ...