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Romney's Well-Placed Zinger

January 7, 2012

Mitt Romney may have pulled off the zinger of the night Saturday when, in answer to aggressive questioning by George Stephanopoulos about whether he would support a state ban on the sale of contraceptive drugs and devices, Romney insisted it was a non-issue and a "silly" one besides.

"States don't want to ban contraception," the former Massachusetts governor scolded, so why, he seemed to suggest, was Stephanopoulos wasting precious time at the Republican candidate debate in New Hampshire asking whether a state ban would be proper or not? And then this: "Contraception, it's working just fine. Just leave it alone," Romney zinged.

(VIDEO: See Romney's Zinger)

The audience whooped, and Stephanopoulos pursed his lips.

But more important for Romney than getting off a memorable line was his success landing a punch in the face of the liberal elite media, which Stephanopoulos -- the chiseled, articulate former top aide to President Bill Clinton -- embodied for the Republican audience at the 14th debate of the GOP primary contest.

Sure, House Speaker Newt Gingrich gets the credit for coming up with the bash-the-liberal-media strategy at several earlier debates, but Romney gets high marks for perfecting it.

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