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Schieffer: Romney's gaffes boggle the mind

On primary day in New Hampshire, Bob Schieffer expects former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to win despite appearing to look for every way he can to lose.

Schieffer was surprised by Romney's comment Monday that he likes being able "to fire people" that provide him with poor service.

"The only thing worse you could say is in a time like this when people are out of work is that 'Herbert Hoover is my hero' or something like that," said Schieffer. "I mean, it just boggles the mind."

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While Romney made the comment in the context of choosing among different health insurance providers, his opponents seized on it and tried to paint him as being out of touch with voters.

"You know, when people are out of work there are certain words you just avoid, and saying 'I like to fire people' is one of them," Schieffer said.

Another recent Romney comment that surprised Schieffer was when the former investment firm executive said that he's been afraid of getting a "pink slip."

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"This is a multi-millionaire who's the son of a multi-millionaire," said Schieffer, speaking from Manchester, N.H. "I think people here, you know, who try to go from paycheck to paycheck are wondering if that might be absolutely true."

Watch Bob Schieffer's take on the Romney campaign above.
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