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Obama post-debate damage control at Denver rally

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DENVER--A day after a weak debate with Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama tried to regain his footing at a Tuesday morning rally at a park here where he brought with him this taunt: which Romney did he debate?

With the Rockies as a backdrop, Obama said "When I got onto the stage, I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney. But it -- but it couldn't have been Mitt Romney because the real Mitt Romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. The fellow onstage last night said he didn't know anything about that.

"The real Mitt Romney said we don't need any more teachers in our classrooms," he said as the friendly crowd booed.

" But -- don't boo, vote. But the -- -- but the fellow onstage last night, he -- he loves teachers, can't get enough of them. The Mitt Romney we all know invested in companies that were called pioneers of outsourcing jobs to other countries. But the guy onstage last night, he said that he doesn't even know that there are such laws that encourage outsourcing. He's never heard of them, never heard of them, never heard of tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. He said that if it's true, he must need a new accountant.

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