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"Frankly we have two different views about America," Romney said. "The president's view is one of a larger government. There is a tape that came out where is the president is saying he likes redistribution. I disagree. I think a society based upon a government centered nation where government plays a larger role and redistributes money, [that's the] wrong course for America."

During the 2008 campaign, Republican nominees John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMeghan McCain clashes with Joy Behar as the 'sacrificial Republican' on 'The View' The DNC's climate problems run deep Trump's health care focus puts GOP on edge MORE and Sarah Palin seized on an incident where Obama suggested to Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher that "when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody" during a campaign top in Ohio.

Romney was appearing on the show after controversy generated by comments he made at a closed-door fundraiser earlier this year were obtained by Mother Jones magazine.

During his remarks, Romney says 47 percent of the nation is firmly with Obama. He also states that these voters see themselves as “victims” and that his job as a candidate is not to worry about them and instead focus on independent voters who could swing the election.

The Obama campaign said Tuesday that Romney was looking to change the subject from that controversy with audio that didn't reveal new information about the president.

"Fourteen years ago, then-Senator Obama was making an argument for a more efficient, more effective government – specifically citing city government agencies that he didn’t think were working effectively," LaBolt said. "He believed then, and believes now, that there are steps we can take to promote opportunity and ensure that all Americans have a fair shot if they work hard. Unlike Governor Romney, he doesn’t believe that if you’re a student who applies for a loan you’re looking for a handout.”

Still, Republicans geared up to hammer Obama over his remarks Tuesday afternoon.

Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus posted a link to the video to his Twitter account Tuesday, and the Romney campaign circulated media coverage of the tape.