The 47 Percent

by Rich Lowry

Romney’s comments from the fundraiser are sure to come up tonight, one way or the other. Given how damaging they were, Romney had two options in dealing with them — to obfuscate what he said or just full-on retract. He took the latter option shortly after the first debate (so shortly afterwards, in fact, I bet his plan was to fully retreat if the comments had come up in the first debate). I think when they come up tonight there now may actually be a little upside for him. In doing his mea culpa, he can show humility and the ability to admit when he messed something up.