Romney’s Live Mic Moment

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Reporters got a listen — apparently unplanned — to Mitt Romney’s remarks today at a fundraiser at a private home in Palm Beach. What they heard wasn’t terribly surprising. It’s about what you might expect Romney to say when the cameras aren’t running and to a friendly audience.Two points that jump out — Ann Romney, who also spoke, thought HIlary Rosen’s comment were … well, awesome. “It was my early birthday present for someone to be critical of me as a mother, and that was really a defining moment, and I loved it.”

Romney talked about what government departments he might eliminate and expanded on his possible tax policies. But what stands out to me most is his explicit statement of what seems to be his campaign strategy — remaining as vague as possible about what policies he’ll actually pursue. “I’m going to take a lot of departments in Washington, and agencies, and combine them. Some eliminate, but I’m probably not going to lay out just exactly which ones are going to go.”

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