(CLIVE, Iowa) — For the first time since launching his presidential campaign, Mitt Romney got a visit from Occupy Wall Street protesters during a rally Monday night just outside Des Moines, Iowa.
Midway through his stump speech, Romney was interrupted by protesters shouting their rallying cry, “Mic check!” Nearly immediately, the protesters were drowned out by cheers from the crowd of more than 500 with chants of “Mitt! Mitt! Mitt!”
One member in the crowd screamed back at the protesters, “Get a job!”
Romney, audibly laughing at the outspoken crowd member, addressed the protesters: “Thanks guys, let’s talk about the Constitution again.”
But the protesters kept chanting, “Stop the war on the poor! Stop the war on the poor!”
“Thanks guys,” Romney responded again, looking around as security escorted the individuals outside. “Isn’t it great to live in a country where people can express their views?”
“It’s a great country,” he said. “I love it.”
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