When secretly taped footage surfaced of Mitt Romney at a $50,000-a-plate fundraiser telling attendees that 47% of all voters have the audacity to believe they are "entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it," he was asked to explain what the hell that was supposed to mean.

In the days that followed, Romney tried to soften the blow by saying his remarks were "not elegantly stated," but still embraced their "substance" none the less.

Last night, however, when asked by Fox News host Sean Hannity what he would have responded had President Obama brought up the controversial comments, Romney did a complete 180, calling the "47 percent" assertion "just completely wrong."

"I absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that I care about 100 percent and that's been demonstrated throughout my life," Romney added. "And this whole campaign is about the 100 percent. When I become president it will be about helping the 100 percent."

It now seems more than likely that Obama and his team decided to intentionally avoid bringing up the 47 percent, knowing Romney would flip it around as he did almost every other position he's taken up thus far.

[video via Slog]