You Decide: Romney's Tough Day

The GOP frontrunner is under fire for comments about "firing people." What are your thoughts.

While New York Republicans won't be able to participate in a presidential primary until April, Tuesday's New Hampshire primary is expected to be a pivotal contest.

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has been the front runner in several polls leading into the first in the nation primary, but he had a difficult day Monday.

Romney came under fire following comments he gave in a Chamber of Commerce speech.

While answering a question about health care Romney said he favored a system in which Americans could choose between different insurers, saying it would give insurance companies "an incentive to keep people healthy."

Romney added, "It also means that if you don’t like what they do, you can fire them. I like being able to fire people that provide services to me.”

Romney's opponents seized on the latter part of the quote to paint ham as insensitive to the economic plight of average Americans, while he insisted the quote was taken out of context.

We want to know your feelings on the flap. Take our poll and weigh in with your comments below.

Steve Eldridge January 10, 2012 at 04:53 PM
The media scrum over Mitt Romney’s statement that he likes “being able to fire people” misses the larger – and more important – points about his healthcare policy. Mr Romney is suggesting changes that have already been made. Is it really, "repeal and replace" – or just "Rename and Claim"? http://thebottom99percent.com/mitt-on-health-insurance-youre-fired/


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