DNC chief calls Romney callous, insensitive ahead of Fla. primary

TAMPA, Fla. — Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) hit back at Mitt Romney on Tuesday, hours after the GOP presidential candidate called President Obama "out of touch" on the economy.

Romney started off his first news conference in more than a week on Tuesday by taking Obama to task for acting surprised during a virtual interview on Google+ the day before when a woman told him that her husband — an engineer — was out of work.

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Romney told reporters outside his Florida headquarters that Obama's reaction — the president told the woman her husband “should be able to find something right away" — underscored that Obama is out of touch with what is happening in Florida and around the country.

"Oh really?" Wasserman Schultz said in an interview with The Hill. "This from the person who has repeatedly said he would do nothing to help people who are facing foreclosure."

Speaking just outside the convention center where Romney and hundreds of his supporters had gathered to watch the results come in from Tuesday's primary in Florida, the chairwoman said Romney "only has to look inward" to find someone out of touch with the nation's problems.

"There are countless examples of how callous and insensitive and out of touch Mitt Romney is," she said.

Wasserman Schultz also blasted her House colleague Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) for deciding on Tuesday to leave his current district to run for reelection instead in a newly redrawn district that is more favorable to Republicans.

"That's another example of the musical chairs and the district-shopping the Republicans have continually engaged in, in Florida, to make sure they can choose their voters, rather than their voters choosing them," she said.

West actually lives in Wasserman Schultz's district, despite representing a neighboring district.