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Romney spokesman on Steele: ‘Sometimes when you shoot from the hip, you miss the target.’

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Last week, ThinkProgress reported that while guest-hosting Bill Bennett’s radio show on Friday, RNC chair Michael Steele appeared to call the GOP base bigoted, saying that Republican voters rejected Mitt Romney’s presidential bid because he is Mormon:

But remember, it was the base that rejected Mitt because of his switch on pro-life, from pro-choice to pro-life. It was the base that rejected Mitt because it had issues with Mormonism.

Listen here:

Today, Romney’s team fired back. “Sometimes when you shoot from the hip, you miss the target,” said spokesman Eric Ferhnstrom. “This is one of those times.” At RealClearPolitics, Jay Cost also said that Steele should resign, and RedState’s Erick Erickson responded, “I vote ‘no confidence’ in Michael Steele.”

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