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Romney tells Iowa audience Obama is "out of touch"

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On the campaign trail in Iowa Friday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took issue with comments President Obama made earlier in the day about the economy.

The president called a mid-day news conference to criticize congressional Republicans for their failure to pass a bill that would have provided more money to keep government workers on the job.  During the news conference, the President said "the private sector is doing fine".

Romney pounced on that, telling his Iowa audience President Obama is "out of touch" with the economy.

Romney spoke at a roundtable in Council Bluffs Friday, then addressed a larger crowd outside.

He told supporters Obama is out of ideas to get the economy moving, and out of excuses. "He said the private sector is doing fine. He said the private sector is doing fine. Is he really that out of touch? I think he's defining what it means to be detached and out of touch with the American people," said Romney.

The President later clarified his remarks, admitting that the economy is not doing as well as he would like, but still laying the blame on Republicans. 

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