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It’s Not Just The Republican Presidential Hopefuls Who Are Lost For Words

FORGET Bill Clinton’s non-inhaling marijuana experimentation, forget John ‘flip-flop’ Kerry’s ‘I voted for it before I voted against it’ moment, forget Barack Obama’s ‘guns or religion’ putdown. With another six weeks to go before the 2012 Republican primary and caucuses schedule kicks off, the Grand Old Party’s presidential race contestants have already outgaffed presidential hopefuls of all creeds and times. Or so it would seem.

Since the debate season started in May, the nine GOP candidates have committed so many political faux pas it seems the whole campaign is simply fodder for late-night talk shows. But is the 2012 race really exceptionally blunder-filled or is it that gaffes have become an unprecedented talking point and concern? Gaffes have always happened, but this time around both the candidates and their observers seem more preoccupied with them than ever before.

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Posted: 23rd, November 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment