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The 12 Worst Mitt Romney Gaffes Caught On Tape

On Friday, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney revealed to the Wall Street Journal‘s Peggy Noonan that his campaign gaffes will “haunt” him in the run up to the election. He acknowledged his own mistakes “make me want to kick myself in the seat of my pants,” and “cause me to try and be a little more careful in what I say.” Romney added, “I’ve had a couple of those during the campaign, which have haunted me a little bit, but I’m sure before this is over will haunt me a lot.”

Romney lamented most about his line about liking being “able to fire people.” “I have to think not only about what I say in a full sentence but what I say in a phrase.” In the current media environment, “you will be taken out of context, you’ll be clipped, and you’ll be battered with things you said.” He says it is interesting that “the media always says, ‘Gosh, we just want you to be spontaneous,’ but at the same time if you say anything in the wrong order, you’re gonna be sorry!”

Throughout this election season, Mediaite has compiled a pretty comprehensive dossier of many of Romney’s most controversial moments thus far.

Check them out below:

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