18 September 2012

The Sirius of gaffes

Mitt Romney's comments about 47% of Americans at a fundraiser.

Now, I believe that the role of government is to help all of its citizens, but views aside - this is a gaffe of the first magnitude. Actually, this is a gaffe bigger than that - insulting half the electorate like that (including I'd imagine a good many soldiers and veterans), not even getting the full facts correct re payroll taxes and then doubling down on your remarks...

I would say that when the history books are written, this is going to be talked about along with Ford's Poland comment, "You're not Jack Kennedy" and Willie Horton as defining moments of their respective elections - Mitt Romney has just lost the election.

1 comment:

jams o donnell said...

There's still six weeks to go but I daresay the Democrats won't let him forget this regardless of the muck the republicans rake