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Romney latest pol to join wait-let-me-explain club


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney's remark that he's not worried about the very poor is just the latest gaffe in a campaign rich with blunders.

It joins a long list of wait-let-me-explain episodes in presidential election history.

Rick Perry had his "oops" moment when he forgot one of the three government departments he wanted to eliminate.

Herman Cain only made things worse after he fumbled a question about Libya when he explained that he had "all this stuff twirling around in my head."

And there are plenty of earlier episodes of campaign misfires. Way back at the dawn of televised presidential debates, Richard Nixon's profuse sweating on stage didn't hold up against John Kennedy's cool performance in 1960.

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