Romney: Businesses are also people

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Following in the “corporations are people” vein, Willard M. Romney presented a business-friendly theme in a new web video released today. He’s trying to own his previous comment, which sometimes poses a challenge for him, and run with it.

The clip, “Mitt on the Road: A Week in New Hampshire,” shows the Republican hopeful meeting with workers and small business owners across the early primary state.

Soylent Green “Businesses are comprised of people,” Romney clarifies in the folksy video. “I’m talking about repair shops, and gas stations, and beauty salons, and restaurants. I’m talking about Apple computer, and Facebook, and Microsoft.”

He pushes back against criticism saying, “It’s really astonishing to me that the Obama folks would try and argue that businesses aren’t people. What do they think they are? Little men from Mars?”

The DNC had a field day with his original “corporations are people” comments at the Iowa State Fair. Dems made t-shirts out with his now famous line.

Unlike the competition, Romney has consistently kept his eyes on the prize of the White House, opting to focus his attacks on Obama and not fellow Republican candidates.

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

Romney: Businesses are also people

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