Then why would Romney come out and declare himself "completely wrong" with that statement,
Because it IS completely wrong, Boo. There is probably 5-7% of that 47% who are potential Romney voters. They are the ones who've been "buried" by the Obama economy, and are currently out of work and on government subsidization (unemployment, stamps, etc.). It is this group that Romney must make amends too; book it...they aren't slackers and want to get back to work. And it WON'T HAPPEN if Obama stays in.
Hell, I can remember Obama's remarks to the oil field workers when he shut the Gulf down, AGAINST THE ADVICE of his own experts. Obama told them to "get on unemployment"
IMO, Obama shouldn't only be defeated...he should deported.