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When Politicians Flub: Speaking Their Minds or Just Slipping Up?—VIDEO

April 19, 2012

At the launch event for the University of Phoenix/National Journal Next America project, Sen. Marco Rubio's slip of the tongue indicated that the vice presidency may be firmer in the Florida Republicdan's thoughts than he would like to let on.

Below are some other significant political flubs.

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At an event kicking off the University of Phoenix/National Journal Next America project, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., indicated that the vice presidency is on his mind. "If in four to five years, if I do a good job as vice president—I'm sorry, as senator—I'll have the chance to do all sorts of things," he said.(National Journal Staff)

Very early into the Obama administration, Joe Biden made is first on-camera flub as vice president. When President Obama asked Biden to administer the oath of office to White House senior staff, Biden asked, "Am I doing this again?" only to then follow up with a dig at the Supreme Court Chief Justice, "My memory isn't as good as Justice Roberts'." President Obama does not appear amused.

After formally endorsing Mitt Romney for the presidency, Sen. John McCain mistakenly says that President Obama is the right man to turn America around. Mitt Romney, who is on the stage with McCain, does not appear to appreciate this Freudian slip.

 

Discussing foreign policy with Russian President Dimitri Medvedev when he thought his microphone had been turned off became a major embarrassment for President Obama.

Herman Cain's presidential credentials took a serious hit when he displayed a lack of knowledge on foreign policy when he could not answer a simple question concerning whether he agreed with president Obama's handling of the situation in Libya.

During the vice presidential debate with then-Sen. Joe Biden in 2008, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin mistakenly called him Sen. "O'Biden."

 
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