Last Updated: March 21, 2012
Here is the ultimate list of Mitt Romney campaign gaffes from the 2012 campaign cycle:
Romney “Not Concerned About The Very Poor.” In a CNN interview after the Florida primary, Romney noted, “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it.”
Romney: “I Like Being Able To Fire People.” Speaking to a New Hampshire audience Romney said, “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.”
Romney: “Corporations Are People, My Friend.” Appearing at the Iowa State Fair, Romney told an attendee that “Corporations are people, my friend… of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People’s pockets. Human beings, my friend.”
Romney Campaign: He Can Change Positions “Almost like an Etch A Sketch.” After winning the Illinois primary, a Romney aide told CNN that he could easily change his positions for the fall campaign. “Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all of over again.”
Romney: “There Are Times When I Wondered Whether I Was Going To Get A Pink Slip.” Romney, who has been wealthy all of his life, told a crowd in New Hampshire: “I know what its’ like to worry about whether or not you are going to get fired. There are times when I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip.”
Romney Claimed $374,000 Was “Not Very Much” Money. Romney, discussing his low tax rate, said “I get speakers fees from time to time, but not very much.” Romney had received $374,000 for speakers fees.
Romney: It’s “Envy” And “Class Warfare” To Talk About The Uneven Distribution Of Wealth In America. Speaking to NBC’s Matt Lauer, Romney said he felt that discussions about the distribution of wealth were “about envy” and “about class warfare.” Romney is worth over $200 million.
Romney: We Should Only Talk About Income Inequality In “Quiet Rooms.” While on the Today Show, Romney was asked about remarks from President Obama on income inequality, to which Romney responded: “I think it’s fine to talk about those things in quiet rooms and discussions about tax policy and the like.”
Romney Tried To Bet Rick Perry “$10,000.” During a Republican debate in Iowa, Romney offered to bet Gov. Rick Perry $10,000 in order to prove Perry was incorrect about his position on health care reform.
Romney Joked: “I’m Also Unemployed.” At a Florida campaign stop, Romney made light of the unemployment situation and told voters that “I’m also unemployed.”
Romney: “I Have Some Great Friends Who Are NASCAR Team Owners.” Attending the Daytona 500, Romney responded to a question about his interest in NASCAR by answering, “Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans. But I have some great friends that are NASCAR team owners.”
Romney: “I don’t want to see [Peyton Manning] at Miami or the Jets. Both owners are friends of mine.” Discussing NFL player Peyton Manning, Romney said, “I don’t want to see him at Miami or the Jets. Both owners are friends of mine.”
Romney Bragged: My Wife Owns “A Couple Of Cadillacs.” Speaking to an audience in Detroit, Michigan, Romney said, “I like the fact that most of the cars I see are Detroit-made automobiles. I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually. And I used to have a Dodge truck, so I used to have all three (big automakers) covered.”
Romney Made Fun Of NASCAR Fans: “I Like Those Fancy Raincoats You Bought. Really Sprung For The Big Bucks.” Speaking to NASCAR fans at the rain-soaked Daytona 500, Romney told them “”I like those fancy raincoats you bought. Really sprung for the big bucks.”
Romney Called A Rain Poncho A “Garbage Bag.” Discussing fans who wore rain ponchos to a NASCAR event, Romney told Fox News that “I have worn a garbage bag for rain gear myself.”
Romney: Trees In Michigan “Are The Right Height.” Campaigning in Michigan, Romney said that “the trees are the right height” there.
Romney: “I Am Learning To Say Y’All And I Like Grits.” Campaigning in Mississipi, Romney attempted to pander to a southern crowd and explained that “I am learning to say y’all and I like grits and things.”
Romney: “Never Get Involved In Politics If You Have To Win Election To Pay A Mortgage.” Romney implied that only rich people should run for office. In a debate on NBC he said, “I happened to see my dad run for governor when he was 54 years old. He said never get involved in politics if you have to win election to pay a mortgage. If you find yourself in a position when you can serve, you ought to have a responsibility to do so if you think you can make a difference, and don’t get involved in politics when your kids are still young because it may turn their heads.”
Army Commander Joseph Miley Suspended, Wife Had Pin-Up Calendar
Investigation drummed out commander.
“Pump”: Schwarzenegger Producing Bodybuilding Drama For Showtime
Show will depict 1970s bodybuilding culture.
This Tanning Salon Is “Organic”
The organic craze has now reached the tanning business.
All-Female X-Men Comic Is #1, Beats Batman, Spider-Man
Marvel Comics' new X-Men comic book featuring an all-woman team is a hit.
Search Crews Hunt For Nude Teen Missing In Forest
Search crews in Washington state are looking for Maureen Kelly, a 19 year old gone missing in the woods.
Hollywood Working On “Choose Your Own Adventure” Movie
Choose Your Own Adventure, the series of children's books, is coming to the movies.
1% Elitists To Open Exclusive Wall St. Restaurant For Fat Cats
Wall Street fat cats are set to open a restaurant for their exclusive club.
DNC Chairwoman: NSA Leaker Snowden Endangered America
Democratic National Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is blasting NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Occupy This: 24 Karat Gold High Heels Now On Sale
A pair of stiletto heels covered in real gold are now available for the super-rich.
Woman Sues: My Husband Made Me A Bondage Sex Slave
Jurors are being selected for a federal trial where a Chicago woman claims her husband made her into a sex slave.
Minorities Are Majority Of New Comic Book “Avengers” Team
Marvel Comics' new Mighty Avengers comic features a superhero team comprised of a majority of minority or female characters.
VIDEO: Simon Cowell Egged On Britain’s Got Talent
Reality show judge Simon Cowell was egged on Britain's Got Talent during a live TV event.
NJ English Teacher Accused Of Sexual Affair With Teen Boy
Jenna Leahey, an English teacher at Parsippany Hills High School in Morris County, New Jersey, has been accused of having a sexual affair with a teenage boy.
US Director of National Intelligence Official Response: NSA Leaks “Reckless”
James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, has issued a press release responding to some of the recent leaks about the National Security Agency (NSA).
Unskewed! Pollster Claiming Tie In MA Senate Race Claimed Romney Was Winning In 2012 States He Lost
A Republican pollster is claiming that the US Senate race in Massachusetts is tied.
Gun America: 4 Year Old Accidentally Kills Father
Another family has been shattered by gun violence in America.
Studio Boss: “Man Of Steel” Will Make Box Office History, Set Up DC Universe Movies
A top Hollywood boss believes that the upcoming Man of Steel will earn a record-breaking amount of money for its studio.
Mom Accused Of Having Pizza & Sex Party With Teens
A Wisconsin mother of two is accused of having a pizza and alcohol-fueled party that turned into a sexual orgy with teenage boys.
Teacher’s Aide Accused Of Car Sex With Teen
A North Carolina teacher's aide has been accused of having sex with a teenage boy in her car.
Bikinis Banned At Miss World Pageant For Religious Concerns
Bikinis have been banned at the 2013 Miss World beauty pageant.