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Romney: Context of Obama business comments worse than the quote

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On CNBC last night, Mitt Romney insisted to Larry Kudlow that President Obama’s comments about business were even worse than his now-controversial quote about business owners.

“I found the speech even more disconcerting than just that particular line. The context is worse than the quote,” Romney asserted.

Romney was referring to Obama’s assertion that successful business owners “didn’t get there on their own.”

“I’m always struck by people who think, ‘Well, it must be because I was just so smart.’”  There are a lot of smart people out there.” Obama continued in the controversial speech.  “‘It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.’ Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.”

Romney continued to criticize the president for his “foreign” philosophy, which differed from the American experience.

“This is an ideology which says hey, we’re all the same here, we ought to take from all and give to one another and that achievement, individual initiative and risk-taking and success are not to be rewarded as they have in the past,” Romney said. “It’s a very strange and in some respects foreign to the American experience type of philosophy.”

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