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Obama and Romney -- and Their Tin Ears

The typically fast-on-his-feet president showed on Tuesday that he can have as large a tin ear as Mitt Romney at times, which has to be reassuring for the likely Republican challenger, who struggles with the extemporaneous aspects of political life.

In response to a question at a White House press conference about whether he purposely wanted gas prices to go up to wean Americans off fossil fuels, Obama offered an answer from his political playbook -- before recovering and offering a second response from the "Message: I care" playbook.

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