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The gaffes of 2012

The Age newspaper has listed the "best" gaffes for 2012. As one looks back at them many are as astounding as stupid...and just plain dumb and ignorant.

The political gaffes of the year are "awarded" to presidential contender, Mitt Romney...

"Gaffe-prone politician of the year

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had several clangers during the campaign.

In a CNN interview in February: "I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs a repair, I’ll fix it."

At the Iowa State Fair in August, in response to someone in the crowd who said taxes should be raised on corporations: ''Corporations are people, my friend.''

At a closed fundraiser in Florida, leaked in September: ‘‘There are 47 per cent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what ... my job is not to worry about those people.''

And at the second presidential debate in October: ‘‘I went to a number of women's groups and said, 'Can you help us find folks?' and they brought us whole binders full of women." Cue one of 2012's best memes."

 

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