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Stephen Colbert Mocks Mitt Romney's 'I Like Firing People' Gaffe (VIDEO)

First Posted: 01/11/12 05:18 PM ET Updated: 01/12/12 11:59 AM ET

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The results of Tuesday night's New Hampshire primary might show Mitt Romney leading the race, but his latest gaffe didn't go unnoticed by Stephen Colbert.

Romney has a good chance of breezing through the remaining primaries -- that is, of course, if he can protect what Colbert calls his biggest vulnerability: the years he spent as a "heartless corporate raider" at BainCapital.

So you can imagine Colbert's surprise when he heard that Romney recently told a crowd of supporters, "I like being able to fire people" who provide inadequate services. Colbert covers many political gaffes, but he actually had to break out his turntable and do a old fashioned record skip for this one.

"Boy, Romney really stuck his foot in his mouth with this one -- which is the spiciest thing he's eaten in years," Colbert joked.

Watch the full segment below to hear Colbert's reaction the oh-so-baffling goose/gander/sauce analogy Romney used to defend himself, and why he thinks Romney and Jon Huntsman will have to share the nomination after all.

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