Obama says he works ‘for everybody, not just for some’
Appearing on the "Late Show" with David Letterman, President Barack Obama scolded Mitt Romney over his caught-on-camera remarks, declaring that "if you want to be president, you gotta work for everybody, not just for some."
Letterman had asked Obama about Romney's remarks at a fundraiser several months ago in which the Republican standard-bearer essentially wrote off the president's core supporters as having a victim mentality and depending on government handouts.
"Is that what rich guys at country clubs are talking about?" the host asked.
"I don't know what he was referring to," the president said.
"But I can tell you this: When I won in 2008, 47 percent of the American people voted for John McCain," Obama said. "They didn't vote for me. And what I said on election night was: 'Even though you didn't vote for me, I hear your voices, and I'm going to work as hard as I can to be your president.'"
"And one of the things I've learned as president is you represent the entire country. And when I meet Republicans as I'm traveling around the country, they are hard-working family people who care deeply about this country. And my expectation is, is that if you want to be president, you gotta work for everybody, not just for some," Obama said.
According to print pool reporter Anita Kumar of McClatchy Newspapers, Obama went on to say that "all of us make mistakes" but stressed that "what I think people want to make sure of, though, is you're not writing off a big chunk of the country."http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-says-works-everybody-not-just-222927878--election.html