Romney's Words Used Against Him

Florida primary winner, Mitt Romney, attacked for comment on "poor people."
3:10 | 02/01/12

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Roller coaster day for governor Mitt Romney 24 hours after his landslide win in Florida. Here is the final count in your voice your vote. This morning the governor was taking the victory lap but tonight. He's under fire for something he said ABC's David -- tells us what they're saying behind the scenes of the Romney camp. He's in Las Vegas hello David. Good evening to you Diane -- -- the campaign firing back tonight the governor himself after his own words today. He says they're being taken out of context but tonight he's being taken to task over what he said. About the very poor. It. Fueled by his crushing for to win -- army -- -- Minnesota today. This campaign confidence here come back. The Pope the pilgrim -- the nomination to make another sign he's the undisputed front quarter ABC news the first to work Romney will now have Secret Service protection. Because of the growing crowds. But today before the protection was in place. The protesters threw glitter on the governor. Visits him batting -- won Florida. Soon. More security and already more scrutiny. After comics -- opponents say it again cast Romney as a wealthy businessman out of touch. When -- was asked about a new poll which voters said President Obama has a greater understanding of the needs of average Americans that -- Governor said this I'm in this race because I care about. Americans. Back. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That's not my focus you can focus on the very poor. It's not my focus my focus is on middle income Americans president Obama's campaign manager jump start tweeting -- today I'm not concerned about the very poor. Even conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh. He makes an open target with this -- he comes across as a -- Typical rich Republican. And it it it's gonna make it harder and harder and harder to go after Obama and Gingrich vows to keep going -- open. I am running to be the president of all the American people. -- flight across the country today to governor shot back at any notion he dismissed the poor. We're yeah. -- -- -- He gets an -- to -- for the war has holes -- it he would work to repair them but it comes up to restrict the moments critics may well be seen unbelievable. People -- a sizable -- 101000 bucks. And when talking about dropping health insurance -- was how he says that it made headlines I like being able to fire people who provide services to make. Now here's what the Romney campaign is saying tonight they say it's actually President Obama -- out of touch and they point to an online -- -- held this week with voters. During which a woman a female voters that her husband -- an engineer can't find work. They say the president seemed surprised that even an engineer in this economy couldn't find a job of trying to paint the president is out of touch. Even though they're facing those very same charges tonight -- -- out campaigning here and about it Diane will be there every word under a microscope thank you David Muir.

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