January 9th, 2012
07:16 PM ET

Romney campaign defends "firing people" comment

On CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, senior Romney advisor Russ Schreifer defended comments made by the candidate today, where Romney said "I like being able to fire people." Those comments were quickly pounced upon by rival Republican campaigns, but tonight Schreifer said what Romney said was true: it's better to be able to fire a company or person who isn't doing the job than to be forced to stick with, say, an insurance company that does a lousy job.

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