Romney: I Won’t Bribe Voters With Handouts Like Obama Does

In his victory speech in Nevada Saturday night, Mitt Romney took his contention that the election is about an “entitlement society” favored by President Obama to a “oppurtunity society” favored by Republicans to its full extreme. Unlike Obama, Romney said, he won’t buy off votes with government handouts.

From the delievered remarks, sent to reporters by the Romney campaign:

I will not attempt to bribe the voters with promises of new programs, new subsidies, and ever-increasing checks from government. If this election is a bidding war for who can promise the most benefits, then I’m not your President.  You have that President today.

Here’s the video:


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