First off is that Romney confused the word "Sikh" with "sheik." But that's not the gaffe. We could write that one off to a slip-of-the-tongue. Until his campaign spokesperson tried to explain.
Reporters questioned Romney spokesman Rick Gorka about the mistake after the event. He said Romney simply “misspoke.”Ahhh...so that's it. End of the day, Romney was tired, and he misspoke.
“It was the end of the day,” Gorka said. “He mispronounced similar sounding words.
But that happened on Monday night after Romney had taken the weekend off - including all day Monday - except for his strenuous photo-op trip to the grocery store that afternoon.
Might we suggest that if one trip to the grocery store tires Mr. Romney out so seriously that he slips and offends an entire religion that perhaps he's not up to the job of being president?
Then there's the Romney campaign response to the brutal ad by Priorities USA in which a man suggests that his wife died of cancer as a result of a Bain layoff.
A Mitt Romney spokesperson offered an unusual counterattack Wednesday to an ad in which a laid-off steelworker blames the presumptive GOP nominee for his family losing health care: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor’s universal health care law.Ummm, and under
But its when Romney gets into telling his folksy stories that he really gets himself into trouble. Like the one about his BFF Jimmy John who became a sandwich icon as a result of his hard work...and a start-up loan from his wealthy father.
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“You know how boys liked to go through their dad’s top drawer, just to sort of see what he has in there, maybe find an old coin he might not miss?” Romney asked. He said he went through his father’s drawer one day when he was in his teens or early 20s.Oh yeah, we can ALL relate to our dad's having lifetime cards to get stuff for free...its the quintessential American story, isn't it?
“I found a little paper card, a little pink card, and it said this entitles George W. Romney to a lifetime of a hamburger, a shake and French fries at McDonald’s,” Romney said. “It was signed by the hand of Ray Kroc."
But that's not even the creepy part.
I can see a 5-6 year old boy going through his dad's drawers out of either curiosity or looking for small change. But in your teens or early 20s? That's just creepy!
There, I think I've covered 24 hours worth of Romney gaffes. What did I miss? This guy is an absolute gold mine!
UPDATE: Yowza! The wingers are having a fit over the
...the Romney campaign decided to sabotage itself with a mind numbingly bit of spin that may mark the day the Romney campaign died...And then there's this lovely little bit from twitter:
Conservatives have put aside their distrust of Romney on this issue in the name of beating Barack Obama. They thought he and his campaign team had gotten the message and the hints. Consider the scab picked, the wound opened, and the distrust trickling out again.
What conservatives are doing re Andrea Saul's comment is the same as how you housebreak your dog. Romney needs to know not to go there.
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) August 8, 2012