Showing posts with label gaffes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gaffes. Show all posts

Friday, March 20, 2009

Obama's Special Olympics Gaffe: An Interesting Counterfactual

Now, here's an interesting "what if" from John Pitney over at Epic Journey.

[Note: This is a newish blog from a handful of political scientists and John has ramped up the number of posts this month. Note 2: I need to update my blogroll.]

What if candidate Obama had made this quip on Leno six months ago in the midst of the general election campaign? What would the reaction have been? I'll take firestorm for $1000, Alex. With Sarah Palin being the mother of an infant with Downs, that likely would have been an interesting point in the campaign.

But there's the difference: Candidate vs. President Obama.

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