Are these so-called political "gaffes" really interesting to anyone other than: 1) the cable news talking heads, 2) the endlessly and shamelessly banal commentators who are invited on the air by the talking heads, and 3) people who should have more of a life than getting excited about the "gaffes" uttered by our presidential primary candidates?
Let's be honest, much of the time these so-called "gaffes" are really pretty ordinary utterances, if you consider the context of the time and place they were spoken, they just aren't that diabolical or nasty or doofus or socialistic or right-wing or whatever opprobrious adjective gets your heart started at this particular moment…..
Might they be the kind of uh-oh words or sentiments that Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, Paul, Obama, Perry, Bachman, or Huntsman probably wish, in the ensuing nanoseconds, that they hadn't mentioned out loud?
Let's be fair, Romney's standing as a presidential candidate should have really, really nothing to do with the fact that he's worth more than $200 million and he mentioned "the very poor" in front of a camera, just ain't got nothing to do with his qualifications to be POTUS. About his REAL qualifications, well, right, let's talk…
I think Wolf Blitzer should be ashamed of himself when he allows "gaffe" stuff to take up time in the Situation Room, because, as the heroic, long-suffering American grunts loved to say in Vietnam, "it don't mean nothin', nothin' at all…."
Some other comments on political sanity:
Somebody tell the truth, please.....
President Obama's long view