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Mitt Romney's No Regular Joe

After such statements as "I like being able to fire people" and "I'm not concerned about the very poor," and an endorsement from Donald Trump, Mitt Romney could really use someone to vouch for him. Someone to insist that the millionaire GOP frontrunner is really just a man of the people. Instead, Daniel Staton, chairman of FriendFinder Networks Inc., has done just the opposite. In an effort to praise the former Massachusetts governor, Staton reflected on a speech Romney gave at the six-bedroom waterfront Boca Raton home of Sun Capital Partners Inc. cofounder Marc Leder last fall. "It's kind of hard for Romney to come across as being a regular Joe," Staton told Business Week. "But put him in a room full of 400 business guys that are all successful, that relate to him, he comes off beautifully."