Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Romney & Kennedy Can't Get Names Straight

We knew that Romney shared a lot of views with Sen. Ted Kennedy. Now we know he shares the problem of name confusion as well. This is a common problem in the over-50 crowd ... but Presidential candidates really should take extra care not to confuse a Democrat candidate for President with the Islamofascist terrorist leader. In today's Boston Globe:

Romney mixes up Osama, Obama during S.C. speech
In an apparent slip of the tongue on the campaign trail yesterday, Mitt Romney mixed up the names of Al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
The former Massachusetts governor was criticizing Democrats on foreign policy when he said, according to the Associated Press, "Actually, just look at what Osam - Barack Obama - said just yesterday. Barack Obama, calling on radicals, jihadists of all different types, to come together in Iraq....
Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts said something similar while answering questions at the National Press Club in January 2005, just after Obama took office. He was asked why Obama's campaign was so much more successful than Senator John F. Kerry's presidential bid.
"Why don't we just ask Osama bin - Osama Obama - Obama what - since he won by such a big amount," Kennedy said. "Seriously, Senator Obama is really unique and special."