Mitt Romney took an interesting step in his ongoing efforts to marginalize Rick Perry as too right-wing to be elected. During an appearance Thursday on CNN, Romney disagreed with Perry calling President Obama a "socialist" -- the dreaded label that countless Republicans have used ever since the 2008 election.
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Wolf Blitzer played an audio clip of Perry saying the Obama administration policies were, "on its face, socialism," and asked Romney whether he agreed with that.
"Well, you know, words have a lot of unintended meanings," said Romney. "And calling people socialists probably goes beyond the fact that -- it is true that President Obama's team, and the president himself, seem to believe that government has a better approach to our economy than does the private sector.