Romney expressed similar sentiment, before connecting the issue back to the economy.
"Changing the heart of the American people may well be what's essential to improve the lots of the American people," he said. "I recognize there are some things Washington and the law can do and there are some things the law can't do. What we can do is remove the impediments for free people wanting to build enterprises, from having the capacity to do so and going to work to hire people back into good jobs."
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