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Romney Pushes Back on Corporations Comment

The former Massachusetts governor focuses on Obama, New Hampshire.

10:01 AM, Aug 19, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Mitt Romney's latest web ad addresses the "corporations are people" comment he made last week in Iowa. The pushback comes at about 1:12 in the video below:

"Businesses are comprised of people," Romney says in the ad. "I’m talking about repair shops, and gas stations, and beauty salons, and restaurants. I’m talking about Apple computer, Facebook and Microsoft. I’m talking about businesses that employ people. It’s really astonishing to me that the Obama folks would try and argue that businesses aren’t people. What do they think they are? Little men from Mars?"

Soon after Romney's original comments, the DNC released a few ads and began selling T-shirts mocking the former governor of Massachusetts. The Romney camp hit back with their own T-shirts ridiculing President Obama's three state Midwest bus tour as a "Magical Misery Tour," printed on tie-dye.

As ABC News points out, Romney, who spent the week after the Ames Straw Poll in New Hampshire, is continuing to focus on Obama rather than his Republican rivals. This is despite the fact that Texas governor Rick Perry entered the race less than a week ago and has already vaulted to the top of the polls. Today's ad shows Romney is focusing not only on President Obama but also on New Hampshire, where he is still considered the front-runner. Winning the Granite State's primary election, the first of 2012, will be critical for Romney.

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