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Mitt Romney Meets Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street protesters, dressed as billionaires, stage a demonstration against US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in front of the Waldorf Astoria hotel as Romney holds a campaign fundraiser inside the hotel, in New York, March 14, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

One person who may not have enjoyed the unseasonably warm temperatures in New York City today: Mitt Romney. About 200 OWS protestors and union advocates took advantage of sunny skies and gathered outside the candidate’s $2,500-a-plate fund-raising lunch at the Waldorf Astoria, holding signs and chanting about Romney’s record on job creation.

A group of mock millionaires donned tiaras, drank grape juice disguised as Champagne, and held “1%ers for Mitt!” signs. Protestors dressed up as grim reapers and carried “Job Cremation” urns. One 83-year-old woman brought a wooden spatula, explaining: “It’s a vaginal probe. Since he’s so in favor of it, I’ve brought it to him as a gift.”

A few hours after the protest, Romney decided it was a good idea to break some news to Megyn Kelly of Fox News. When asked about his recent attempts at being a human-person by bragging about his NASCAR team-owning friends, Romney was defiant. “Guess what? I made a lot of money. I’ve been very successful. I’m not going to apologize for that.”

Mitt Romney Meets Occupy Wall Street