Blue State Politics: Gaffe Riot
Can a presidential candidate ever talk "off the record?" We want to know what Maryland thinks.
To hear pundits tell it, the U.S. presidency can fall through a candidate's hands at the slip of a tongue.
The latest development in the 2012 presidential race is a video in which GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is seen telling supporters that 47 percent of the American people are dependent on government, see themselves as victims and need to take responsibility for their lives.
That was soon followed by the emergence of a 1998 audio tape in which Barack Obama talked about his support of redistribution of wealth.
The two tapes seem to sum up key debate points in this election. Or do they?
Can single moments caught on tape make or break an election?
The New York Times did a fascinating wrapup of famous national election verbal slip-ups through history and their potential effect on the electorate.
We want to know what Maryland thinks.
Last week, we asked if you were better off than you were four years ago? This week, we have a different question.
Has this presidential race devolved into a gaffe-fest all about "gotcha" moments, or do secret or obscure tapes sometimes reveal the truth? Let us know in the comments section.