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Lost Mittens

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 12:00 AM EDT
Sep 26 2012

Mitt Romney's most memorable quotes, so far...

My sons are all adults and they've made decisions about their careers and they've chosen not to serve in the military and active duty and I respect their decision in that regard. One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I'd be a great president.

I'm not a big-game hunter. I've made that very clear. I've always been a rodent and rabbit hunter. Small varmints, if you will.

Corporations are people, my friend.

Don't try to stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom.

I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.

If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye.

I'm not concerned about the very poor.

No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.

I should tell my story. I'm also unemployed.

We have a president, who I think is a nice guy, but he spent too much time at Harvard, perhaps. (Romney has two Harvard degrees.)

We've always encouraged young people: Take a shot, go for it, take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business.

I love this state. The trees are the right height.

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. ... My job is not to worry about those people.

I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in. That's the America I love.

I'm not sure about these cookies. They don't look like you made them. No, no. They came from the local 7/11 bakery, or whatever. (Insulting my local bakery.)

I don't manage the money that I have. In order to make sure that I didn't have a conflict of interest while I was governor or while I was considering a run for national office, I had a blind trust established. (in 2012)

The blind trust is an age-old ruse, if you will, which is to say, you can always tell the blind trust what it can and cannot do. You give a blind trust rules. (1994)

I'm not familiar precisely with what I said, but I'll stand by what I said, whatever it was.

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