MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night explained how Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and national Republicans kept making relatively unnoticed gaffes.
“This really is what national Republicans and what the Mitt Romney campaign have been like right now,” she said. “They keep making errors like this.”
Maddow noted that the Romney campaign had lined up two Republicans who voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act to reassure voters that Romney supported fair pay. The Republican Party also set up a conference call to attack Obama’s jobs record, but outsourced the event to a call center in the Philippines. Furthermore, the Romney campaign had tried to push back on the idea that Romney would take the U.S. back to the foreign policy of George W. Bush by lining up two former Bush staff.
“Republicans keep making these big laugh out loud errors, picking the wrong person to make whatever their political case of the day is,” she said. “They keep making these errors and not having to pay for them.”
Citing the firestorm around Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Maddow remarked that it didn’t matter who made a gaffe or how potentially outrageous the gaffe was. What mattered was how the campaigns capitalized on the gaffes of their rivals.
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