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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who is running for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, speaks during a town-hall meeting in Miami on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. Mr. Romney discussed his plans to improve the economy, create jobs and protect Social Security. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who is running for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, speaks during a town-hall meeting in Miami on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. Mr. Romney discussed his plans to improve the economy, create jobs and protect Social Security. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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