Romney: Obama's Like Marie Antoinette

    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14:  U.S. President Barack Obama walks to the Oval Office after arriving at the White House on December 14, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Obama and his wife traveled to Ft. Bragg in North Carolina to pay tribute to the troops who fought and died in Iraq.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    Today in Iowa Mitt Romney sought to project the image many have of him—a wealthy man out of touch with everyday Americans—onto Obama. He quipped to a Huffington Post reporter on his campaign bus today, "When the president's characterization of our economy was, 'It could be worse,' it reminded me of Marie Antoinette: 'Let them eat cake.' " Romney was referring to a speech Obama made at a Wisconsin town-hall meeting in 2010 when he said, "It's hard to argue sometimes, things would have been a lot worse" without his stimulus plan. Romney seems focused on digging into the president as the Iowa caucuses approach.

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