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No Winner in Gaffe Wars

It was just a matter of time before the lightening pace of the Web-driven political news cycle produced circumstances in which both major candidates for president were forced on the defensive at the same time for things they said they probably wished they hadn't.

Dueling verbal gaffes by President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney prompted a cacophonous round of na-na-nana-na from the two camps on Monday, each accusing the other of being "out of touch."

Romney and his surrogates harped without pausing for breath on Obama's comment that the "private sector is doing fine," proof they said of their contention that Romney's business experience makes him the superior choice to lead the country to meaningful economic recovery. At the same time, the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee flooded in boxes with assessments of Romney's out-of-touchness for suggesting Americans do not want to pay for "more firemen, more policemen, more teachers."

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