A banner plane flying over Miami wasn't advertising a strip club or DJ for once -- but it's doubtful Mitt Romney appreciated the novelty.
"HEY MITT: WE'RE VOTERS, NOT VICTIMS," read the message pulled over the University of Miami campus, where the Republican presidential nominee was participating Wednesday night in a "Meet The Candidates" forum hosted by Univision.
The banner, paid for by political action group MoveOn.org, was just the latest -- though certainly highest -- fallout from secretly taped and wildly inaccurate comments Romney made at a May fundraising event in South Florida.
"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what," Romney told a group of supporters at a $50,000-per-plate dinner. "All right -- there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe that, that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. Who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing."
According to Mother Jones, Romney added that his "job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
Protestors also took to the streets outside the forum, where Miami resident Marva Lightborn gave Romney a piece of her mind.
"I am that 47 percent Mitt Romney!" read her sign, according to a Univision reporter. "Retired...35 years registered nurse!! (paid my dues.) Hands off my Medicare!! + Social Security. We are not 'victims' we are Americans!!"
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