Former Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney is feeling the heat over a big-money bet he proposed during Saturday night's GOP debate.
Romney and Perry were arguing about something Romney may or may not have written in his book about the individual health care mandate when Romney challenged him.
"I'll tell you what," Romney said, "$10,000 bucks? $10,000 dollar bet?"
Perry did not take the bet, but many people were outraged that the multi-millionaire Romney suggested such a high figure, saying it shows how out of touch he is with the electorate.
The New York Daily News reports that the Democratic National Committee quickly set up a Twitter account called "What10KBuys," pointing out that to many middle-class Americans, $10,000 could be a new car, college tuition, or a good portion of their salary or savings.
Romney's opponents also mocked him. Perry couldn't come up with a quick comeback at the moment, but on Sunday he told Fox News, "I was taken a little aback. Driving out to the station this morning, I'm pretty sure I didn't drive by a house that anyone in Iowa would even think about that a $10,000 bet was even possible, so a little out of touch with the normal Iowa citizen."
The DNC quickly put together a video of the reaction: