Mitt Romney gaffes: 11 times the button-down candidate should have buttoned up
In politics, a gaffe is often described as a "truth told by accident." Mitt Romney has had relatively few of them during his time in politics, but when the former governor of Massachusetts commits one, it can be a doozy – and a distraction. Here’s a list of the most memorable.
10. Obama’s ‘peacetime spending binge’
Most gaffes are made off-the-cuff. But in April, Romney made one in print. In an op-ed published in the Manchester Union Leader in New Hampshire, he attacked Obama for engaging in “one of the biggest peacetime spending binges in American history.”
Comedian Stephen Colbert had a field day with the gaffe. Maybe Romney is such a bad boy that three wars feels like peace to him.