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September 17th, 2012
08:02 PM ET

Romney gets candid on leaked audio: "It would be helpful to be Latino"

On a day when Mitt Romney is trying to retool his message, undercover video has emerged of Romney at a private fundraiser earlier this year - joking about how being Latino might have helped his campaign.

The video was obtained by the left-leaning blog, "Mother Jones."

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributors John Avlon, Roland Martin and Reihan Salam.

Will rift report distract from new economic message?

After a tumultuous week marked by Republican hand-wringing over his comments on unrest in Libya and Egypt, Mitt Romney is going back to the beginning. The GOP nominee is refocusing his message on the issue repeatedly singled-out by campaign advisers as the one that will decide the election: the economy.

Based on excerpts released from a speech Romney is scheduled to deliver to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Monday in Los Angeles and two new TV ads, Romney appears to be starting the week with a simpler, easier to understand economic pitch to voters.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. thomasvincentahearn

    Are you blocking me?

    September 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Reply
  2. Joey at Purdue Univ

    I think sometimes some of my conservative friends miss the fact that most Americans are perfectly fine with paying their taxes if it means they have some regular source of earned income. Most of the folks I know are just happy to have a job in the first place.

    September 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Reply
  3. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Hey man, I pay my withholding tax every 1st & 15th like anybody else.

    September 17, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Reply

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