WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney predicted in a leaked fundraiser video that financial markets would be happy if he wins and the victory would boost the economy before he even takes office.
"My own view is if we win on Nov. 6, there will be a great deal of optimism about the future of this country," Romney told supporters at a May fundraiser at a private Florida home, according to the full 49-minute video released Tuesday by the Mother Jones news organization.
"We’ll see capital come back," he continued. "Without actually doing anything, we’ll actually get a boost to the economy."
Romney wasn't as optimistic about the market and economic implications of a victory by President Obama in the video.
"If the president gets re-elected, I don’t know what'll happen," he said. "I can never predict what the market’s going to do. Sometimes it does the exact opposite of what I would have expected."
The exchange takes place starting at about 1 minute and 20 seconds into the second part of the video.
In a video snippet from the fundraiser released Monday, Romney criticized Obama supporters as being largely the 47% of people who pay no income taxes. Those people "believe the government has a responsibility to care for them" and "believe that they are victims," Romney said.