Mid-Missouri supporters of small businesses - and of Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign - on Monday afternoon staged a small, "We Did Build This" rally on the side of Busch's Florist in Jefferson City.
It was one of 18 rallies in 12 states Monday, following another two dozen rallies held around the nation last week, as the Romney campaign uses President Barack Obama's own words against him.
U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, reminded Monday's small gathering that they want "to raise the awareness of what we thought was a very insulting and very derogatory remark by the president with regards to small business."
The president, Luetkemeyer said Monday, told his audience in a July 13 speech in Roanoke, Va.: "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made it happen."
Luetkemeyer then said Obama's comments "are about as insulting as you can get. We all know that the greatness of our country is the people who make it up."