Democrats Blast Romney Joke: 'I'm Also Unemployed'

Aides say Mitt was mocking himself, got laughs
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 16, 2011 4:42 PM CDT
Mitt Romney talks with a woman eating breakfast at a diner as they are surrounded by photographers and reporters during a campaign stop in Derry, N.H., Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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(Newser) – Discussing unemployment at a Florida coffee shop, Mitt Romney said he felt the pain of his jobless listeners: “I should tell my story, I’m also unemployed,” he said, according to the New York Times. "I'm networking," he added. “I have my sight on a particular job.” Romney and his small audience laughed at the banter, but Democrats jumped on the comment, sending supporters the Times piece with the note “Out of touch much…" Romney aides, however, say he was just being self-deprecating, ABC News reports. (Romney also raised eyebrows recently with another joke in which he pretended to get goosed in a photo with women. ABC has the video.)

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