Mitt Romney only has “one tiny vulnerability” between him and and the White House, Stephen Colbert said Wednesday: “The years he spent as a heartless corporate raider at Bain Capital.”
But that’s all in the past, Colbert said. As long as he never reminds voters of what he did at Bain, he’ll breeze into office. But earlier this week, Romney did just that. Referring to insurance companies, Romney said: “I like being able to fire people” who provide services to me.
“What?” Colbert exclaimed, scratching a record on a turntable. After that gaffe, the media and Republican rivals have been on Romney like “Newt Gingrich on a younger, healthier wife.”
Romney shrugged the criticism off, saying in politics, things will be taken out of context. Sort of a Romney attack ad that showed President Obama quoting John McCain.
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