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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Romney Video: 'I like being able to fire people...'

Did Mitt Romney say that? Yes. Is it likely to be taken out of context? Yes. Will it work? Probably. Should it be done? Well, it depends on if you see doing so as a being a matter of two wrongs making a right or turnabout is fair play. In November, an attack ad from Romney targeted Obama by playing a clip of the president saying, 'If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose.' It caused a stir because Obama was quoting McCain and was taken completely out of context.

While on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, Romney was talking about people being able to change health insurance providers if they don't like the service but what came out of his mouth was:

"I like being able to fire people..."

Normally, that quote may not be a big deal but Romney said it at a time when talk about his time as CEO of Bain Capital is getting traction. What did he do there? Well, he fired a lot of people.

In this case, it's all about what's currently on people's minds being magnified by Romney saying something that reinforces suspicions.

That can probably be called Romney's 'Acorn doesn't fall far from the tree' moment. Obama said this on the 2008 campaign trail at a time when his connection to ACORN was being bandied about in conservative media circles (liberal media kind of ignored that).

h/t Hapblog

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