Romney "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me."Submitted by 4Constitution on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 00:49
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - On the cusp of a widely expected victory in New Hampshire, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney struggled to repel attacks on his business record on Monday as rivals in the U.S. presidential race tried to weaken him before a tighter vote in South Carolina.
The former venture capitalist did himself no favors in the homestretch to Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary with remarks that sounded like he enjoyed firing people - and rivals were quick to seize on his choice of words.
When telling business leaders about how he wanted individuals to be able to choose their own health insurance, Romney said: "If you don't like what they do, you can fire them. I like being able to fire people who provide services to me."