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Corporations Are People, My Friend
While speaking at the Iowa State Fair, Romney explained in order to make entitlement programs work, you had to “raise taxes on people.” “Corporations!” shouted a protester. Romney shot back, "Corporations are people, my friend." Watch:
I Like Being Able To Fire People
In January, Romney said he liked being able to "fire people" who didn't provide adequate business services. These comments have followed Romney throughout the campaign. He specifically cited this statement as something that would "haunt" him come election time. Watch:
I'm Not Concerned About The Very Poor
In an interview, Romney told CNN's
Soledad O’Brien that he was “not concerned about the very poor." This statement hurled Romney's campaign into chaos and he immediately went into damage control, telling Sean Hannity, “I wish I wouldn’t have said it that way." Watch:
During one of the debates,
Rick Perry said Romney was in favor of individual mandates. "You know what, you've raised that before, Rick. and you're wrong," a testy Romney replied. "Rick, I'll tell you what, 10,000 bucks, $10,000 bet?" Watch:
These Cookies ‘Came From The Local 7-Eleven’
Joking with voters at a Pennsylvania campaign stop in April, Romney criticized a plate of cookies from the Bethel Bakery, saying “I’m not sure about these cookies, they don’t look like you made them. Did you make those? No, they came from the local 7-Eleven or whatever.” So begat "cookie-gate", which temporarily dominated the news cycle. Watch:
'The Trees Are The Right Height' In Michigan
“A little history—I was born and raised here. I love the state. It seems right here. Trees are the right height," Romney said to supporters in Michigan. Much to Romney's chagrin, the quote went viral and many late-night comics poked fun at his love of Michigan's right-sized trees. Watch:
My Wife Drives A Couple Of Cadillacs
While giving an economic policy address in Michigan, Romney divulged that his wife drove a couple Cadillacs, which drew some scrutiny. "...Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs.” Watch:
I Look Forward To Occasional Vacations In France
At a press conference in April, Romney gushed about France, saying he looked "forward to occasional vacations again in such a beautiful place." “That’ll win ‘em over in Scranton,” later joked MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. Watch:
I Have Some Great Friends That Are NASCAR Team Owners
On the campaign trail, Romney was asked by an AP reporter if he followed racing. “Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans, but I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners,” Romney responded. The DNC hammered Romney as out-of-touch about this remark. Watch:
I'm Also Unemployed
On the campaign trail, Romney listened to a group of unemployed Floridians explain the struggles of finding work. “I should tell my story,” Romney replied. “I’m also unemployed.” Watch:
I Wondered If I Was Going To Get A Pink Slip
At a campaign event in New Hampshire in January, Romney claimed he knew what it was like to be worried about being fired, which drew scrutiny. “I know what it’s like to worry whether you’re going to get fired," Romney said. Watch:
‘I’ll Take A Lot Of Credit’ For Auto Industry Recovery
writing a saying "let Detroit go bankrupt," Romney said in May that he would "take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry's come back." Watch:
New York Times op-ed in 2008
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