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Some 2012 unforgettable Romney YouTube moments

We may live in an age of information overload. But overload or no, surely the string of special moments loosed like chemical by-products by the Romney campaign will not soon be forgotten.

Just for fun, if nothing else–here they are, courtesy of YouTube, with slight annotation.

Hearing Romney out on the campaign trail, one sees why he has spent so much time touring mainly among fundraisers. Anyway, here he is, introducing running mate Paul Ryan as the next president: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th93Kko9ySE 

Romney with Ryan

Uncle Sigmund, call your office. Of course, everyone makes the occasional slip of the tongue. Here’s one where Romney tries unsuccessfully to accuse Obama of raising taxes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAYz6ilQ6aU&feature=relmfu

He keeps having problems with Ryan, too. Here’s the one where Romney tries to get a crowd to chant his name along with Ryan’s. It makes even Joe Scarborough cringe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SclDiN-lcYE

Then there are the deeper problems than tongue-twisting, like when he gets caught out in a misstatement. Here is Romney on money in politics, and on not hiring lobbyists:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_pgfWK3sxw&feature=related

 

Romney advisor Ron Kaufman

Some of the same moments again, in a flat-footed misstatement on his lobbyist-strategist (Ron Kaufman):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVA2Tr_GTlk&feature=related

Out on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, Romney puts his foot in it with a gay Viet vet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H9FKfECKDk&feature=related

In related vein–Romney, queried for comment when a gay soldier is booed, waffles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU5-2rdAfG8&feature=related

Equally sensitive, here is Mitt “I don’t think I’ve ever hired an illegal in my life” Romney:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpD8yb5JR7Y

 

Perry, Romney

I envy Rick Perry. He brought out the best in Romney, in a sense. Here’s the $10K bet moment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTpgTKAL_4k 

To be fair, there’s also an embarrassment of riches when Perry tries to get Romney on flip-flopping. His heart’s in the right place, tongue not so much:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47kZofrFwQ0

But if you wanted Romney clarified, the go-to guy is his own strategist. The strategy? Etch-a-Sketch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6NArPUFLRI 

Simple greatness. Even Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum fielded that one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlhmzzfU8G4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fvQbQysfdU&feature=related

 

Building on the great Etch-a-Sketch reveal, human history gets the infamous “47%” video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnB0NZzl5HA 

Romney attempted to explain away his “47%” comments the night they were revealed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhfmvuPHkZI

But move over, Mother Jones. Nobody beat up on Romney as well as Ron Paul’s people. Take this segment on the size of Romney’s typical audiences on the campaign trail:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GkR4dIHKKE&feature=related

 

Romney event

Romney’s own take on why he stumbled so many times in the campaign? “I think it’s about envy”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qudG6xS1M5o 

As Romney reminds us, “those people who’ve been most successful will be in the one percent.”

But charitably overlooking the man’s immense wealth gets a little hard when the candidate himself single-handedly produces a whole album of out-of-touch moments. Here are the top ten:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFUUDrh9wNg&feature=related 

 

Compilations of Romney gaffes are fun, and convenient. Here, a trio:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIjcF4DgFy8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU0MVdq_ioQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH–Y0ZjBS0&feature=relmfu

 

And to wind up, here is a nice compilation of Romney misstatements about the Obama administration, with video rebuttal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_925350&feature=iv&src_vid=EQwrB1vu74c&v=Bg6S1HOo0j8

 

Enjoy your weekend–and remember where it came from, the not-Romneys of the world.

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