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Looks like Mitt Romney's "47 percent" remarks—in which he said that supporters of the president didn't pay income tax and felt "entitled" to such luxuries as food and health care—will not be fading into obscurity anytime soon. A recent Obama campaign ad capitalizes on the comments, which Romney made in a fundraiser caught on video and released two weeks ago by Mother Jones. Polls show that Americans aren't fond of Romney's sentiments. That has translated into a pretty stark shift in the Republican challenger's election hopes.
Now, the Washington Post writes that Romney's comments are "taking a toll" more than other gaffes he's committed, like saying he likes "being able to fire people who provide services to me" or knows what it's like to worry about getting a "pink slip," or like the $10,000 wager he tried to make with Texas Gov. Rick Perry mid-debate: