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Romney Eats His Previous Words About Firing People

| On 25, May 2012

Mitt Romney is watching what he says more and more these days. (Photo credit unknown)

These days, Mitt Romney is admitting that the media can be brutal on the campaign trail.

The presumptive GOP nominee sat down with Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal and discussed one of his biggest gaffes as a candidate.

Back in January he said …

I like being able to fire people who provide services to me. If someone doesn’t give me a good service that I need, I want to say I’m going to go get someone else to provide that service to me.” [SOURCE]

That’s all the media and public needed to run with judgment against Romney in an election year where people are hurting for work.

“I have to think not only about what I say in a full sentence but what I say in a phrase [because comments are] taken out of context, you’ll be clipped, and you’ll be battered with things you said,” Romney told Noonan. [SOURCE]

It was smart of Romney to address the issue at some point. Since he made the initial comments, it has provided more fuel to his detractors to say that he was disconnected from the reality of everyday Americans.

Even after his explanation, it’s still an uphill climb for Romney to convince many Americans that he is “of the people.” He will continue fighting this fight until November.



Did you look differently at Mitt Romney after his “fire people” comment earlier this year? 

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