Mitt Romney's Top Ten List

Departed presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, was a hit at the annual dinner of the Radio and Television Correspondents in Washington, D.C. He offered a "Top Ten" list of his reasons for leaving the White House race.

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MICHELE NORRIS, Host:

In Washington last night, one former presidential candidate provided some entertainment. Republican Mitt Romney attended the annual Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner. He offered his top 10 reasons for why he dropped out of the race.

Here they are.

MITT ROMNEY: Number ten: That there weren't as many Osmonds as I had thought.

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ROMNEY: Number nine: I got tired of the corkscrew landings under sniper fire.

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ROMNEY: Number eight: As a lifelong hunter, I didn't want to miss the start of varmint season.

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ROMNEY: Number seven: There wasn't room in the campaign for two Christian leaders.

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ROMNEY: Number six: Word leaked out that nobody even bothered to search my passport files.

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ROMNEY: Number five: I'd rather get fat, grow a beard, and try for the Nobel Prize.

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ROMNEY: Number four: I wanted to finally take off the dark suit and tie, and kick back in a light-colored suit and tie.

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ROMNEY: Number three: Once my wife, Ann, realized I couldn't win, my fundraising dried up.

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ROMNEY: Number two: I took a bad fall at a campaign rally and broke my hair.

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ROMNEY: And number one: There was a flaw in our campaign theory that as Utah goes, so goes the nation.

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ROMNEY: Thank you.

NORRIS: And so goes Mitt Romney. He was speaking last night in Washington at the Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner.

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