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Mitt, More Gaffes Like This, Please

ivy16 Wrote: Aug 09, 2012 4:34 PM
"President Obama,...he considers excessive capitalism (in his memoirs he describes working in the private sector as serving "behind enemy lines")." Therefore Obama robbed the enemy and provided billions, e.g. $535 million to Solyndra, $20 billion to Petrobra...

One of the few things Americans on both sides of the partisan divide can agree on is that this election is shaping up to be vexingly petty. The hunt for gaffes -- some real, many imagined -- has taken over. Romney's recent overseas tour, we are told, produced three: an impolitic, if defensible, statement about Britain's preparations for the Olympics; a statement about the importance of culture in economic development; and when an aide to Romney dressed down a reporter with an inflated sense of entitlement.

Not only is that list pathetic in its own right, in the rush to...