Top campaign gaffes

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by tshrimp, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. tshrimp macrumors 6502


    Mar 30, 2012
  2. bobber205 macrumors 68020


    Nov 15, 2005
    This is a discussion board, not tumblr or reddit.
  3. tshrimp thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 30, 2012
    Yes a discussion board about politics with a political link.
  4. mcrain macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2002
    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.

  5. NickZac macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
  6. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    OBJECTIVE reality
    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
  7. citizenzen macrumors 65816

    Mar 22, 2010
    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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