Line of the Day (Huntsman Gaffe Edition)

"I don’t care what the rest of the country thinks or feels. That’s not important. I do care about what the people of New Hampshire feel, because this is important."—GOP presidential candidate, Jon Huntsman.

Since Huntsman’s only hope (apart, of course, from Obi-Wan Kenobi) is a miraculous showing in New Hampshire, I think above statement perfectly fits Michael Kinsley’s definition of a gaffe.

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  1. Ugh. Yea, bad line for Huntsman, I get the context of his response, though

  2. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Is there a “Say stupid things” virus running around?