New Hampshire Primary & Mitt Romney's Gaffe

  • Aired:  01/10/12
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Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman tie in Dixville Notch, and Romney declares that he likes being able to fire people. (5:13)

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: THANK YOU, LADIES

AND GENTLEMEN.

WELCOME TO "THE REPORT."

THANK YOU

[AUDIENCE CHANTING "STEPHEN"]

COME ON.

REALLY?

I TELL YOU, FOLKS, I COULDN'T

HAVE SEEN THAT COMING.

[LAUGHTER]

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US,

EVERYBODY.

NATION, HUGE NIGHT.

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY IS

FINALLY HERE.

NOW, I DON'T KNOW WHO WON.

NORMALLY I BROADCAST LIVE AT

11:30, BUT ONCE AGAIN I AM

TAPING MY SHOW AT 7:00,

SACRIFICING REPORTING THE

RESULTS OF THE ALL-IMPORTANT NEW

HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY SO I CAN GET

AN EARLY START PREPARING FOR THE

EVEN ALLER-IMPORTANT SOUTH

CAROLINA PRIMARY, WHICH MOST

EXPERTS AGREE IS EXTREMELY NEXT.

[LAUGHTER]

IT IS JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY, WHICH

MEANS I HAVE TO GET HOME TO PUT

MY PIG IN THE SMOKER TONIGHT.

[LAUGHTER]

THE SECRET TO MY SAUCE IS TO AGE

IT UNDER A WANING MOON.

NONE OF THAT NORTH CAROLINA

WAXING MOON BULL [BLEEPED].

IT TAINTS THE MEAT, PARTICULARLY

THE TAINT MEAT.

NOW, BESIDES, I CAN ALREADY CALL

NEW HAMPSHIRE.

IT WAS OVER AT MIDNIGHT WHEN THE

TOWN OF DIXVILLE NOTCH,

POPULATION NINE, ANNOUNCED THEIR

RETURNS.

>> WE HAVE A COUNT, AND IT GOES

AS FOLLOWS: TWO VOTES FOR JON

HUNTSMAN AND TWO VOTES FOR MITT

ROMNEY.

IT'S A TIE.

MITT ROMNEY WITH TWO, JON

HUNTSMAN WITH TWO.

>> Stephen: A 2-2 TIE.

UNPRECEDENTED.

AND REMEMBER, THE WINNER OF THE

DIXVILLE NOTCH HAS GONE ON TO BE

THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE IN EVERY

ELECTION SINCE 1960, WHICH MUST

MEAN THAT THE 2012 REPUBLICAN

NOMINEE WILL BE MITT ROMNEY AND

JON HUNTSMAN STITCHED TOGETHER

IN A HUMAN CENTI-G-O-PEDE.

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

YOU SEE, THE BACK CANDIDATE IS

STITCHED ON TO THE FRONT ONE'S

LET'S SAY DIXVILLE NOTCH.

THE QUESTION IS, AND IT'S THE

ONLY QUESTION, WHO WILL BE THE

HEAD?

THE SMART MUST BE'S ON ROMNEY.

ACTUALLY, ALL THE MONEY'S ON

ROMNEY.

IN FACT, ROMNEY'S ONLY GOT ONE

TINY VULNERABILITY, THE YEARS HE

SPENT AS A HEARTLESS CORPORATE

RAIDER AT BAIN CAPITAL

EXTRACTING MILLIONS FROM

TROUBLED COMPANIES BY TAKING

THEM OVER, FIRING THEIR WORK

FORECAST AND THEN CHOPPING THEM

UP TO SELL THE PIECES TO THE

HIGHEST BIDDER WITH NO REGARD

FOR THE LIVES DESTROYED.

[LAUGHTER]

BUT THAT'S ALL THE PAST.

MITT WILL BREEZE TO THE WHITE

HOUSE AS LONG AS HE NEVER

REMINDS VOTERS WHAT BAIN CAPITAL

DID.

>> I LIKE BEING ABLE TO FIRE

PEOPLE THAT PROVIDE SERVICES TO

ME.

[SCRATCHING RECORD NOISE]

>> Stephen: WHAT?

[SCRATCHING RECORD NOISE]

GLAD I HAD MY TURNTABLE HERE.

BOY, ROMNEY REALLY STUCK HIS

FOOT IN HIS MOUTH WITH THIS ONE,

WHICH IS THE SPICIEST THING HE'S

EATEN IN YEARS.

AND, OF COURSE, OF COURSE THE

MEDIA AND THE OTHER CANDIDATES

HAVE JUMPED ON MITT LIKE NEWT

GINGRICH ON A YOUNGER, HEALTHIER

WIFE.

[APPLAUSE]

JIM?

>> ON A DAY THAT'S PRETTY

IMPORTANT FOR THE ROMNEY

CAMPAIGN, HE MAKES ONE OF THE

BIGGEST GAFFES POSSIBLE AND

JOKES ABOUT HOW MUCH HE ENJOYS

FIRING PEOPLE.

>> IT'S A DEEPER COMMENT ABOUT

HOW HE THINKS.

>> IT GIVES THE IMPRESSION THAT

HE SEARCHLY DOES NOT CAREMENT

>> GOVERNOR ROMNEY ENJOYS FIRING

PEOPLE.

I ENJOY CREATING JOBS.

>> HUNTSMANS DOES HAVE A GOOD

TRACK RECORD THERE.

FOR TWO YEARS HE WAS AMBASSADOR

TO CHINA, AND THEY'VE ADDED

MILLIONS OFFING JOBS.

BUT FOLKS, THESE ATTACKS ARE

UNFAIR.

AS ROMNEY EXPLAINS.

>> THINGS CAN ALWAYS BE TAKEN

OUT OF CONTEXT, BUT AS YOU KNOW,

I WAS SPEAKING ABOUT INSURANCE

COMPANIES.

>> Stephen: YES, MITT WAS

TALKING ABOUT GIVING INDIVIDUAL

CITIZENS THE RIGHT THE FIRE

THEIR INSURANCE COMPANIES, WHICH

WOULD HURT THOSE COMPANIES

PROFIT, MAKING THEM VULNERABLE

TO TAKEOVER.

THEN MITT COULD ENJOY FIRING

THOSE PEOPLE.

IN CONTEXT.

AND THIS TAKING ROMNEY'S WORDS

ABOUT INSURANCE OUT OF CONTEXT

IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN WHEN

ROMNEY PUT OUT AN AD TAKING

OBAMA'S WORDS ABOUT JOHN

McCAIN OUT OF CONTEXT LAST

NOVEMBER.

THAT WAS FAIR.

AS ROMNEY EXPLAINED.

>> WHAT'S SAUCE FOR THE GOOSE IS

NOW SAUCE FOR THE GANDER.

>> Stephen: YES, SAUCE FOR THE

GOOSE IS NOW SAUCE FOR THE

GRANDER.

OKAY.

AND EVERYONE KNOWS YOU CAN'T PUT

GANDER SAUCE BACK ON THE GOOSE.

IT'S ALL GANDER-Y NOW.

IF A CHEF DID THAT TO ROMNEY'S

GOOSE, HE WOULD FIRE HIM.

AND ENJOY IT.

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