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TPM: Mitt Romney’s Success Leads To #Fails

“To hear Mitt Romney tell it, he’s a successful investor with the business know-how to get the economy back on track. To hear Democratic groups tell it, he’s a second-generation plutocrat worth upwards of $250 million who is utterly disconnected from the average American’s daily life. And despite his best efforts, Romney is giving his opponents an endless array of material to build their narrative.

On Wednesday, Democrats pounced on comments from Romney in which he said his tax plan would benefit the middle class, a group that, apparently,included himself. “It’s not those in the low end; it’s certainly not those in the very high end. It’s for the great middle class – the 80 to 90 percent of us in this country,” Romney said.

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On the same day, American Bridge, a Democratic Super PAC that tracks GOP candidates, posted video of Romney’s wife, Ann, telling New Hampshire voters about how the family owns “a little place in Wolfeboro.” The group sent the quote out along with multiple articles on the 5,400 square foot, six bedroom manse with a 2,700 square foot boathouse and 2,600 square foot guest house.”

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