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The Ways Mitt Romney Reminds Us That He's Rich -- VIDEO

February 27, 2012

Mitt Romney's gaffes are up for discussion again. This time, he drew attention to his wealth by saying that his friends own NASCAR teams and that his wife drives "a couple of Cadillacs."

Watch both moments below and click through to see some of the others that rivals and critics have pounced on to distance Romney from struggling Americans.

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

While speaking with a sports radio host in Alabama, Romney talked about his opinion on where Peyton Manning should go. "I got a lot of good friends -- the owners of the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets -- both owners are friends of mine, but let's keep away from New England so that Tom Brady has a better shot of picking up a championship for us." Check out the podcast here.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

 

 

Romney argued in favor of giving voters more power over their health insurance, saying, "It also means that if you don't like what they do, you can fire them. I like being able to fire people who provide services to me." Taken out of context, this is Romney as Gordon Gekko, the ruthless anti-hero of the 1987 film Wall Street. His GOP rivals and Obama's team pounced on the quote.(CHARLES DHARAPAK/AP)

A political action committee backing Gingrich flooded South Carolina airwaves with ads claiming that Romney, as head of Bain Capital, looted companies and laid off employees. Romney also stands accused of exaggerating his success at the respected venture-capital firm.(CHARLES DHARAPAK/AP)

 

(National Journal Staff)

 

Romney, who was coming under fire from his GOP rivals for not releasing his income-tax return, said he pays "closer to 15 percent." He also said he gets fees for speaking, which according to news reports tally $374,000, a figure he categorized as "not very much."(Charles Dharapak/AP)

Attempting to show empathy, Romney said he recalls being worried about receiving a pink slip. In response, Texas Gov. Rick Perry quipped, "I have no doubt that Mitt Romney was worried about pink slips ... whether he was going to have enough" for all the people he laid off.(Charlie Neibergall/AP)

 

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