Political Gaffes

By Lauren Vicary - 2012-09-20T17:59:04Z

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Don't Worry, Be Happy

"The private sector is doing fine," President Obama said at a news conference in June, in the midst of an ongoing economic slump and high unemployment. Conservatives slammed the president for being out of touch with the economy, and Obama backtracked. The sound bite inspired pro-Romney ads such as one that repeated Obama's quote three times before displaying the words, "No, Mr. President, we are not 'doing fine.'"