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Romney on 'Cadillacs' Comment: If People Think There's Something Wrong With Success, 'Vote for the Other Guy'


"use that success and that know-how to help the American people."


Mitt Romney on Sunday fired back at the charge that he's "out of touch" with the American people, following his comment that his wife Ann "drives a couple of Cadillacs."

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," host Chris Wallace pressed Romney about that statement as well as his answer during Wednesday's GOP debate when he refused to directly answer a question on the biggest misconception about him.

"Governor, can you understand why some voters would be put off by those things?" Wallace asked.

"You know, I can't be perfect," Romney said with a laugh, defending the Cadillac comment by saying his wife has a car at each of their homes, one in Massachusetts and one in California.

He continued, “If people think there’s something wrong with being successful in America, then they’d better vote for the other guy, because I’ve been extraordinarily successful and I want to use that success and that know-how to help the American people."

In terms of connecting with the American people, Romney said, "I've got more votes than anyone in this race so far."

"I'm expected to get the nomination in part because I understand how this economy works. I by virtue of my experience know what it takes to create jobs. I've also balanced budgets. Other people talk about doing that, I've actually done it as a governor, as a head of an Olympics and as a guy who's run businesses. I'm going to get America back on track."

As for the "biggest misconception" about him, Romney said, it's the idea that he comes from Massachusetts and therefore can't be conservative.

Watch the clip below, via Mediaite:

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