Top campaign gaffes

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    This is a discussion board, not tumblr or reddit.
     
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    Yes a discussion board about politics with a political link.
     
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    Top 2012 Gaffe?

    At this point, the 47% comment has to be the top gaffe of 2012. By labeling people as victims and takers, he's put himself on the wrong side of a lot of issues.

     
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    I have to take issue with a few of those.

    Howard Dean's "scream" was more of a war whoop, the kind almost every one of us has let out when our team scores a major play. It was the media that turned it into a "scream".

    Obama's "cling to guns and religion" comment was neither wise nor universally true, but neither was it totally off-base.

    Al Gore could've chosen his words better, but he is a major reason we have the internet.

    Now on the other hand, Gary Hart's "C'mon, follow me, you'll be bored" comment has to rank as the dumbest thing a candidate has said...until Mitt Romney uttered his 47% remark. That one's gonna hold the record for a long time.

    And where on that list is John McCain standing up David Letterman so that he could "fly back to Washington" to handle the economic crisis -- only to get caught an hour or so later on the CBS Evening News in New York? Letterman had fun with that one for a long time. :p
     
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    This one gets to me ... and I've never been a fan of Howard Dean.

    But in a room full of cheering people, his "scream" was perfectly normal. It's only when it gets amplified and separated from the crowd noise that it becomes awkward.

    I truly can't believe anybody was able to turn that into a political embarrassment.

    But they did.
     

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