KEENE, N.H., and WASHINGTON -- There are two views of how Mitt Romney handled himself at the Des Moines Register Soap Box event. From the Romney camp's perspective, it showed strength. From Democrats' perspective, he was out of touch, defending corporations.
Today at a town hall here, he defended the remark once again.
"When you say, 'Tax corporations,' the steel and the vinyl and the concrete, those things don't pay taxes, only people do," Romney maintained. "So high taxes on corporations is high taxes on people, and people are going to go places where taxes are not too high, so we have to be competitive with other nations."