Mitt Romney ‘running against Europe’?

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Mitt Romney scored another big victory in his bid for the White House. Following a rough patch on the campaign trail, the Republican candidate solidly won Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary with approximately 38 percent of the vote.

Ron Paul rallied his base enough to come in at second place. Jon Huntsman, long thought to be the potential dark horse in this race, came in at third, followed by Rick Santorum and former House speaker Newt Gingrich.

Before emerging as the frontrunner this election cycle, msnbc’s Rachel Maddow pointed during our special election coverage that Mitt Romney might have been planning to run against Europe in earlier days of his political career.

In the video, Lawrence O’Donnell defends Europe and says Americans ought to be open to learning from what other countries do right.

Mitt Romney and Europe

Mitt Romney 'running against Europe'?

Updated